JACOB'S HAD A HAIRY TIME.. AND NOW HE NEEDS A WAX! New Peter Pan Spent Months in Hospital as a Boy, but Now He's Flying as a Boy but He's Now Fit, Healthy. and Theatre

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JACOB'S HAD A HAIRY TIME.. AND NOW HE NEEDS A WAX! New Peter Pan Spent Months in Hospital as a Boy, but Now He's Flying as a Boy but He's Now Fit, Healthy. and Theatre


Byline: MARION McMULLEN

IT'S not fairy dust that Peter Pan needs to fly to Never Land ... it's hot wax.

Coventry teenager Jacob Morris is making the ultimate sacrifice to play the boy who never grew up.

The 16-year-old is booking in for a waxing session to say goodbye to his hairy legs before he takes to the stage at the Belgrade Theatre next week.

His father Gordon says: "We're not sure if it's a side effect of him being bitten by a flying cobra when he was a boy, but he is exceedingly hairy and it was pointed out that it might be a good idea to head to the beauty salon."

Jacob was just five years old when he was bitten while on a family holiday to Botswana with his parents and older sister.

The dream safari turned into a nightmare when a snake slid onto Jacob's bed and bit him on the ankle while he was sleeping. It led to him needing three operations and several skin grafts to combat the poison and he spent three months in a wheelchair and on crutches.

Jacob made a full recovery, but now he's been bitten by the acting bug and it looks like this time there is no cure.

He is starring in the title role in Coventry Youth Operetta Group's family show Peter Pan next week.

His girlfriend Tiffany Lear also plays Wendy in the show and youngsters Ben Cameron and Harvey Moon play the Darling brothers Michael and John. …

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