Millie just Pan-tastic!

Tinkerbell takes to the Airways of Rotherrham, Civic 'Picture Steve Parkin
Tinkerbell takes to the Airways of Rotherrham, Civic 'Picture Steve Parkin
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LITTLE South Yorkshire girl Millie Ducker is on a high after learning how to fly for a pantomime.

Eight-year-old Millie, from Wickersley in Rotherham, plays the fairy Tinkerbell in Peter Pan at Rotherham Civic Theatre.

She spent two hours on wires above the stage being filmed in front of a ‘green screen’ so that the background can be provided by special effects – Millie will not be on stage in person but will be able to watch herself as a special guest at the opening night on Wednesday.

Millie, a pupil at Wickersley St Alban Primary School, said: “It was a little scary. When I got used to it I had a good time. I was scared going up and down and from side to side.

“I had to pretend to die and flop my body down as well.”

She said of Tinkerbell: “She’s cheeky and mischievous. She’s fun to play.”

Millie, a seasoned performer who has been appearing on stage since the age of four, is busy at the moment. She has appeared as Gretel in the Sound of Music – which is coming to the Civic Theatre next March – and is also a member of the chorus for a production of Miss Saigon.

She said: “I always dreamed of being a dancer, but my mum got me into singing and acting.”

Millie hopes to be a TV and theatre star when she grows up and said she would love a role in Wicked on the West End stage, as it is one of her favourite shows.