Meet Tinker Bell

Think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings.

Tinker Bell will be played by Carlie Enoch in this Christmas’s Peter Pan at Storyhouse.

Can you tell us a little bit about where you have been before coming to Chester for Peter Pan? [training, shows, etc]
I graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 2016 and since then I’ve been based in London where I’ve had a few TV roles, working on BBC’s Doctors and EastEnders as well as working on a Welsh language TV series.

What’s it like playing such an iconic character?
It’s been an interesting process as the writing has really allowed me to play with different ideas for Tinker Bell, whilst still having to keep her mischievous essence present.

What is your relationship to the story of Peter Pan?
Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan and I think the key takeaway for me is the importance of staying youthful and remembering to go in to opportunities full of enthusiasm.

What’s something that you did growing up that got you into trouble?
I was always caught by my Primary School teachers talking too much in class..mostly trying to make my peers laugh – I obviously (a bit like Tinker Bell) loved the sound of my own voice!

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you were older?
My nan would always have me singing and dancing in her house, with my family watching on, so I’ve always been a little bit of an attention seeker. I can’t remember a time where I didn’t want to be a performer.

What would your dream Neverland look like?
I’d keep Tinker Bell’s ability to fly, it would always have the golden glow of a midsummer’s evening and there would be an endless supply of hot chocolate and marshmallows…or any type of chocolate really!

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