THERE'S snow business like showbusiness - as these young starlets know only too well.
For the trio were the first to star in the stage production of the children's classic The Snowman when it opened at the Birmingham Rep 20 years ago.
The boys, as revealed by the Mail in November 1993, were Justyn Towler, then aged ten and from Knowle, and Oliver Ashford and Adam Roberts, both 11 and from Solihull.
They shared the role of James, the boy who builds a snowman which miraculously comes to life on Christmas Eve.
Now theatre bosses hope to track them down and invite them to a 20th anniversary show on January 8 as part of the production's return to the Rep. A glittering host of snowmen are joined onstage by dancing penguins, magical reindeer, a snow princess and her abominable beau Jack Frost and, of course, Father Christmas.
Stuart Rogers, the Rep's executive director, said: "We're delighted to welcome The Snowman back home an amazing 20 years after its first performance here.
"There are very few shows that enjoy such a remarkably long life and its continuing success and appeal to new generations of audiences is a tribute to the genius of the artistic team that created the show.
"We look forward to many more years of Walking in the Air with audiences old and new.
"We would love to hear from the original boys."
com The Snowman first appeared as a picture book by Raymond Briggs in 1978.
That inspired the Oscar-nominated animated film, first transmitted by Channel 4 on Christmas Eve 31 years ago.
Since its premiere at the Rep in 1993, the stage show of The Snowman, directed by Bill Alexander, has been seen by more than one million people as far afield as Korea, Japan and Finland.
It has thrilled West End audiences for a record-breaking 15 years.
It will return to the Rep from January 8 to 18.
If you know of the whereabouts of the boys, call Roz Laws on 0121 234 5421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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