fairytale surprise ohhh yes it was
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.