Holly Matthews hitting the stage

Holly Matthews, 14, readies for her role as pirate Skylight in the Mildura Theatre Company’s production Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. Picture: Louise Barker

Holly Matthews, 14, readies for her role as pirate Skylight in the Mildura Theatre Company’s production Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. Picture: Louise Barker

EACH time Holly Matthews, 14, performs on stage it brings tears to her mother’s eyes.

Her mother Penny never imagined Holly would be given the opportunity to be an actress, but the youngster wasn’t going to let cerebral palsy get in the way of starring on stage.

This weekend, Holly will perform in her fifth production with the Mildura Theatre Company (MTC).

“She is a real inspiration, not only to us but the rest of the cast and crew,” MTC president Glen Barrow said.

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