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Hold on a minute ... King's Lynn's Lacey, 11, national competition winner

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Lynn Theatretrain student Lacey Anthony, aged 11, has won its national one-minute monologue competition.

The competition was open to children all over the UK, to enter they had to prepare and perform to camera, a one minute monologue.

Lacey was shortlisted to be in the final by a panel of professional actors with Theatretrain Patron Lucy Davis (famed for her roles in The Office, Shaun of the Dead and Wonder Woman to name a few) deciding the winner.

Lacey Anthony, Theatretrain
Lacey Anthony, Theatretrain

Lucy announced Lacey as the winner on the weekly Theatretrain Facebook Live saying she had the terrifying honour of picking the winner, as all of the entries were of such a high standard.

She went on to wish Lacey luck in her acting carer and hoped they would get to work together one day.

Laura Anthony, Lacey’s mum, said: “Watching Lacey succeed at something she is so passionate about makes us very proud. She has had a few knocks but always got back up and been more determined.

“Her confidence has gone from strength to strength and her monologue entry showed how she has grown and her acting skills have developed.

“We feel this is a result of attending TT and the guidance she receives from her teachers. Lacey was so shocked to get shortlisted, she was up against some amazing entries so to go on and win is something she is truly grateful for.”

Centre director Kate Whyborn said: “We were so proud of all of our students that took up the challenge and entered the competition, as they all had to work from home with no guidance from their teachers and utilise all they had learned before lockdown.

“They rose to the challenge beautifully and produced work of an amazingly high quality. Lacey winning was the cherry on the cake and we cannot wait to celebrate with her when we can get back into class.”

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