KEIGHLEY boy Fraser Campbell-McDonald has spent the past four Christmas seasons on stage – and he’s just 12.

The talented young actor is currently performing as a Munchkin at Leeds Playhouse in its spectacular production of classic musical The Wizard of Oz.

The two-month assignment follows his previous festive appearances in Peter Pan and Cinderella at Bradford Alhambra, and last year’s Nativity the Musical in Stoke.

Fraser – whose mother Laura is a long-time member of Keighley Playhouse – has a more exotic destination signed up for the summer months next year.

He has been offered a place at the New York Film Academy after a hugely-successful group audition aboard the cruise liner Independence of The Seas.

The offer came six months after he was taken on by Talentinc UK, who train 100 people each year in commercial, TV, film, improv and catwalk work.

The culmination was the cruise liner showcase in front of 14 agents, where he received offers from all the agents, the Overall Child Actor prize, and a part-scholarship to the Film Academy.

Laura said: “Fraser has been told from NYFA that he has perfect pitch, and Binder Casting have told him he is ‘crazily talented’. So do we try and make this happen? Or do we sit back and regret that we let the opportunity go?

“Funding is an issue. Fraser is planning to do some fundraising money is finished being a Munchkin, but we need to look at sponsorship.

“We’ve never been in this situation before and wondered if a local business would be prepared to help. Fraser plays the piano, guitar, drums, writes his own songs. He’s a budding Gary Barlow, and if Gary represents Suzuki well - maybe Ford or Nissan might be interested?”

Meanwhile Fraser is appearing in the Wizard of Oz, brushing shoulders at the after-show reception with Emmerdale actors and Spice Girl Mel B, whose niece is in the show.

Laura added: “For the last two mo Fraser s made a 50-mile round trip to rehearse three to five times a week. For the past four years he has performed professional shows, so no Christmas for our family!.”

Fraser made his stage debut at three in The Railway Children at Keighley Playhouse, returning a few years later for Goodnight Mr Tom. As a pupil of the Sara Packham Theatre School he performed in professional productions of The Nutcracker and the Alhambra pantomimes.

He went on to receive intensive training from Broadway and West End professionals at the prestigious Stagebox in Leeds, and after acquiring an agent auditioned for numerous professional musicals.

* he Wizard of Oz runs until January 25. Visit or call 0113 213 7700.