A local boy has become a West End star after being chosen to perform in Thriller Live.
Christian Posso, who attends Yorke Mead School, was chosen to play Young Michael Jackson in the show, which is in its 9th year.
He started the role at the beginning of November and was asked after just three weeks to join the Germany tour, which he will start in February.
Caroline Posso, Christian’s mum, said: “It was by chance that he got involved. I took him to an agency for modelling and instead of modelling they took him on in the acting division.
“He went to a summer school where 12 boys attended. They only took two on.
“He had to do three auditions for the part.”
Christian, 10, was put forward for the part of Young Michael Jackson as he can mimic his voice.
Caroline continued: “When he went for his original audition I was chased down a corridor to tell me how good he was.
“I’m very proud.”
Christian has had no formal training and loves playing Young Michael Jackson as his first role.
Caroline said: “He loves it. He likes getting paid for something he loves.
“There’s only one child in the production. It makes him feel mature.”
Christian has had a huge amount of support from friends, family and staff at Yorke Mead School.
Caroline added: “I feel very nervous but proud when he’s performing. I’ve seen about 16 shows now.
“The teachers [at Yorke Meade School] have been very supportive and 13 of them came to watch one evening.”
Christian will start his stint on the Thriller Live tour in Germany on February 22.