Two talented Dumbarton boys made their mark on The Fringe circuit for the first time this week.

Starring in a production of children’s classic Peter Pan, Callum Latham, 14, and Josh Knox, 15, travelled to Edinburgh with their co-stars from Glasgow’s Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) to perform at the famous annual festival.

The pair have been attending the prestigious academy, which runs weekly performing arts classes, since it opened in November 2017.

With Callum taking the lead role of Peter Pan, and Josh playing Narrator 1, the cast, consisting of 13- to 17-year-olds, couldn’t wait to tread the boards at Riddles Court.

The cast raised the curtain on their five-day show run on Friday, August 3, and have been delighting audiences with their take on the J.M. Barrie tale.

Yasmin Bryce, principal of PQA Glasgow, could not wait to see her students wow the crowds at the festival.

She told the Reporter: “It really is an honour to be selected to perform at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. The students are extremely excited and it’s an amazing opportunity for them.”

The young performers’ turn on the festival scene isn’t just a fantastic experience to add to their CVs. By choosing to put on Peter Pan, the children are also raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital along the way.