FOR one Ardrossan youngster, there really is "no telling how far I'll go".

It follows nine-year-old Maisie Stevenson's starring role in Kilmarnock based arts organisation CentreStage's production of 'Moana Junior'.

And proud mum Samantha told the Herald all about her daughter's time on the big stage as Maisie sets her sights on a career in the performing arts.

It's a passion that has only come to Maisie very recently, having started at CentreStage in August of last year.

It made the Moana production last month her first show with the organisation - which didn't hold her back in getting the lead role as Moana.

But she has taken to it like a duck to water - which has come as no surprise to mum Samantha.

She commented: “She is such a drama queen. She has an American accent too – I don’t know where she gets it!

“She’s not really a ‘girly girl’ so getting a lead role as a Disney Princess was quite impressive.”

And the St Peter's Primary School pupil then threw herself into the lead, leaving even her mum impressed.

Samantha added: "We have lived and breathed Moana for the last three months - but to learn a full script in that time was just amazing.”

As for the show itself, Samantha, and the rest of Maisie's family, were simply amazed at how she performed.

Maisie was one of the youngest kids in the production - acted out by CentreStages primary five to seven age group.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Maisie surprised even her family with her amazing singing voice. Maisie surprised even her family with her amazing singing voice. (Image: CentreStage)

They played in front of a packed out crowd at their own theatre in Kilmarnock, being watched by not only friends and family, but the general public.

Samanatha said: “I think I was more nervous than her. I cried all the way through it.

"She has never been in a play before, even in a smaller role. It has been like a wee fairy tale for her.

“All the kids were great and the family couldn’t believe how good she was. No one could believe the voice she had on her! We couldn’t have been more proud.

"I think even as her mum I didn’t realise how amazing she was until I seen her on that stage.”

So what does the future hold now for Ardrossan's newest little acting superstar.

Samantha commented: “This has been the thing that has brought her out of her shell - she was even signing autographs afterwards!

"It has been a successful start to something she really wants to do.

“I’m not a pushy mum, I just want her to do what makes her happy.

“She is looking forward to the next play but I have told her not to expect to get the lead every time!”