Former Fenland Has Talent winner Lucy Collins takes step closer to West End stardom

SINGING star Lucy Collins has moved one step closer to West End stardom by graduating from a top London stage school.

The 21-year-old, from March, was hailed as a future star of the stage when she won the Fenland Has Talent competition in 2010.

And those predictions were looking more accurate last week, when she toasted her graduation from the Urdang Academy with a diploma in musical theatre.

Lucy has already found herself an agent and is attending auditions for roles in stage and television shows.

“It’s quite an exciting time,” she said: “I’ve got an audition for a new ITV comedy which will go out after Christmas.

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“I also got to the final auditions of Hairspray and We Will Rock You but didn’t quite get it - the experience was great though.

“My dream is to perform on the West End - either We Will Rock You or Les Miserables.

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“That’s been my dream since I was about 12 years old but I’m happy to do other things in between!”

Lucy, who has chosen the stage name Lucy Brooke-Collins, started performing with March dance troupe Dance Mania when she was seven years old - and she is set to sing at their show at the Braza next month.

“I love coming back to March and performing,” she said. “It’s where it all started for me and where I first realised that I wanted to do this. I like giving something back.”

• Dance Mania’s show will take place on July 13 at 8pm and July 14 at 1pm. Tickets, priced at �5.50 for adults and �4.50 for children, are available from Lisa Dickinson on 07933 796485.

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