Lacey Anthony

A student at a King’s Lynn performing arts school has won a national monologue competition.

Lacey Anthony (pictured) saw off competition from across the country to win the Theatretrain competition.

Children were asked to perform to camera a one-minute monologue and the 11-year-old was shortlisted by a panel of professional actors

Theatretrain patron Lucy Davis, known for a variety of roles including Dawn in The Office, chose the overall winner and announced Lacey’s name live on Facebook.

Her mum Laura Anthony 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 Theatretrain 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.”

Kate Whyborn, King’s Lynn Theatretrain director, said the students who entered had produced some work of an “amazingly high quality”, rising to the challenge beautifully.

“Lacey winning was the cherry on the cake and we cannot wait to celebrate with her when we can get back into class,” she added.