A Drighlington schoolboy is preparing to dazzle sell-out audiences as he takes to the stage opposite Jason Donovan.
Connor Elliott, seven, of Wakefield Road, beat off competition from 100 other talented boys to win a part in Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
He will play Benji, the son of Donovan’s character Anthony ‘Tick’ in when the hit musical is performed at the Bradford Alhambra and Sheffield Lyceum in October and November.
A year two pupil at the Frobelian School in Horsforth, Connor attends the Wakefield Royal Theatre Performance Academy and has already made his first TV appearance in Turn Back Time for the BBC.
He said: “I attend drama school every Saturday for three hours. My favourite teacher by far is Miss Denison, aka Miss Louise.
“She keeps me on my toes, but makes it fun. She’s really cool.
“When I attended the audition I was really nervous, but all the hard work and rehearsing paid off.
“To be able to perform the role as Benji is the best feeling ever!
“My mummy and daddy are so proud of me and lots of my family and friends are coming to watch me – but my mummy is watching every single performance, she will be word perfect!”
The stage show is based on the smash-hit film starring Terence Stamp and Guy Pearce.
It tells the story of two drag-queens and a transsexual who travel across Australia to perform at a remote resort in the desert.