A TALENTED Troon youngster who ‘loves to perform’ is set to star on the big stage as part of a hit musical.

Abbie Lennox is part of the cast in ‘Movies to Musicals’ at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow next month alongside some of the biggest names to grace London’s West End stages.

The 12-year-old all-round performer was chosen out of hundreds of hopefuls who auditioned and joins 30 other kids performing musical numbers from iconic movies.

Produced by Glasgow Philharmonia, the sixth annual instalment will see a live orchestra perform classic soundtracks.

Former popstar of the 90s group Steps and Strictly favourite Faye Tozer, boyband singer Ben Adams from A1, and star of West End musical Wicked Kerry Smith will be joining Abbie and other kids from across Scotland on stage.

Abbie’s mum, Jackie Lennox told the Advertiser how Abbie is ‘in her element’ when she performs.

She said: “She goes to musical theatre with the Janice Marshall stage school in Irvine – she just loves it.

“She’s starred in Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You at her theatre group.

“We were so pleased that she decided to go for this. 300 children auditioned over four days; she’s been very lucky.”

“She loves to be on the stage and loves to perform. She’s not terribly confident but when she is on the stage she is in her element.”

Abbie who sings, plays the clarinet and piano will join her fellow cast members over the February half-term at Ardintiney, Dunoon for five days of residential rehearsals ahead of the big show on February 21.

The Marr College pupil has also been backed by sponsors who have helped pay towards the cost of sending her away to the camp.

As well as the sell-out show at the Concert Hall, Abbie will also be taking the stage at this years Edinburgh Festival.

Proud mum Jackie is so excited for the show next month that she has already booked a full row out of seats for friends and family.

And she has told how the aspiring star Abbie, loves taking in a big show at the theatre.

She said: “We are at the theatre all the time, we try and catch all the big shows, she also loves going to see all the amateur shows. Her favourite was Singing in the Rain.”

“We are so proud of her it’s just been announced that the show is going to be at the Edinburgh Fringe in August. We are going to go up to Edinburgh for the weekend, we can’t wait.

“We’ve booked out a full row for the Concert Hall, there is 40 of us going all friends and family who have supported her.”