Local actress Lilly Jane Young got the surprise of her life recently.
As regular readers of this newspaper will be aware, Lilly Jane is currently appearing as Wendy in a major international touring show, Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story.
At the end of a performance on Saturday in Glasgow, co-star Sandor Stürbl, who plays Peter, broke character to propose marriage in front of a packed audience including Lilly Jane’s family.
A statement on the show website shortly after this event reads: “Fans watching Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story at the Hydro Arena were given an unexpected fairy tale ending when the show’s lead, Dutch actor Sandor Stürbl proposed on stage to his co-star and girlfriend of two years, Scots actress Lilly Jane Young.
“Sandor, 28, halted the show’s final number to say: ‘normally the show would end with Peter Pan giving Wendy a kiss, but tonight is not a normal show.
“‘This is not Peter Pan giving Wendy a kiss, this is Sandor Stürbl giving the love of his life...something much, much more special.’
“The romantic actor then stunned the 4,300-strong Hydro Crowd by getting down on one knee and popping the question to a tearful Lilly Jane, whose “Yes” raised the roof.”
As in all good fairytales, we hope the couple live happily ever after.