TWO Glasgow pupils have landed leading panto roles and are set to perform to thousands of theatre goers in Glasgow over the festive period.

Oscar McCulloch, seven, and Lewis Montgomerie, 11, were amongst hundreds who auditioned for Eastwood Park Theatre's Peter Pan panto, with Spillers Pantomimes. 

The two pupils will perform as Michael and John Darling alongside the show's professional actors, magicians, illusionists and dancers. 

Glasgow Times: Lewis Montgomerie and Finlay Crawford (Michael and John)Lewis Montgomerie and Finlay Crawford (Michael and John)

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Oscar, a pupil at Sacred Heart Primary school in Glasgow, attends Vivace Theatre School and is currently rehearsing for his role as Olaf in Frozen the Musical. 

He will be performing on stage alongside his big sister Gracie, who is a juvenile dancer in the show and is looking forward to “performing in front of a big audience and meeting lots of new friends”. 

Lewis, who has starred in several theatre shows, will share the role of Michael with Oscar. 

His family are extremely proud of him and say he is “destined” to perform. 

Lewis said: "I've wanted to be an actor since I was really young. 

“It's an amazing opportunity and I can't wait to perform such a famous storyline with the professional cast on stage. 

“I love performing and seeing how it all works backstage, during rehearsals and the shows."  

Glasgow Times: Oscar McCulloch, Lauren Downie and Christian Bell (Michael, Wendy and John)Oscar McCulloch, Lauren Downie and Christian Bell (Michael, Wendy and John)

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Netherlee Primary pupil Christian Bell, nine, and Williamwood High School pupil Finlay Crawford, 14, from Clarkston, re also set to appear in the panto, taking turns performing the role of John Darling. 

Christian’s and Finlay's families, friends and classmates are excited to see them performing on stage.

The boys will appear alongside 29-year-old Lauren Downie, who was cast to the leading role of Wendy Darling following the auditions. 

The Scottish actress moved to New York at the age of 19 to study at the American Musical Dramatic Academy and now lives in Glasgow's East End. 

Lauren, who has performed roles in plays and musicals Off-Broadway, at the Edinburgh Fringe and UK tours, said: "Having lived in the US for so long, I haven't had the chance to perform in a panto. 

“I can't wait to get started at Eastwood Park Theatre and be back on the stage after what feels like forever!"

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The cast will take to the stage at Eastwood Park Theatre from November 26 until December 30. 

Anthony McReavy from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure said: "Our talented cast have many tricks up their sleeves that are sure to delight our audiences at Eastwood Park Theatre and we can't wait to welcome everyone along. 

"Everyone deserves a magical panto experience this year so we are bringing an extra special show to make this our best year ever." 

Tickets are on sale now priced £13 off peak/£15 peak for adults, £11/13 concession and £9/10 for children, while a Family Ticket for two adults and two children is £40/45. 

They can be purchased on the East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure website or by calling Eastwood Park Theatre box office on 0141 577 4956.