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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland




PETER ColemanPETER Coleman, 19, lives in Lisburn and is hoping to study Music Theatre in London next year. He is a member of Fusion Theatre, a youth theatre company based in Lisburn, and will play the role of Bill Sykes in the up and coming show -'Oliver' in March.

What do you like doing on your day off?
Driving to random places, for the day, after a massive lie in.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
Christmas dinner, at home because then you don't have to pay, and I don't have to cook it.

What has been your proudest moment?
Standing on stage taking our bows after I played Chino in West Side Story. I was just really proud to be part of such a great show.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
Trying to move after breaking my back, feeling each torn muscle pull on new parts of my spine. The fear of losing my legs was beyond words.

How would you describe your taste in clothes? What's the most you ever spent on a single item?
I try to look good and enjoy looking good. I would say that I have a modern taste in clothes. The most is probably on a pair of jeans at about �150

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Invest �800,000. Take all my friends on holiday to Amsterdam for two weeks and spend the rest on a new car.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Accidently mitching off class in primary school, discovering I had done so. I then hid in a bush on school grounds crying until it was time to go home.

What music do you like?
All music from classical to contemporary. I admire composers like Bela Bartok or Shostakovich. I listen to metal bands like Sikth or Immortal. I don't have much taste for accordion music, apart from Russian accordion music.

What sports person do you most admire?
Steve Redgrave. If a human being can train their body to this level, then it makes me feel like I'm wasting a good set of skin and bones.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
My best holiday was a weekend in Amsterdam. My dream holiday would be backpacking across India.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To play principal roles on a West End stage. I'm not sure which roles. as who knows what great theatre may be written between now and then.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
David Beckham, just to see what he is really like.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
A desalination kit, my guitar and plenty of strings and a football with some grass to stick in it for hair.


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