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(From The Daily Telegraph)
Byline: Cassandra Jardine
No 15-year-old in the world could match Lorna Want's present state of blissful over-excitement. Her eyes are shining and her face is aglow as she lounges in her star dressing room at the Piccadilly Theatre, surrounded by flowers and magazines.
Lorna is the unknown who beat Charlotte Church to the role of Juliet in the rock opera version of Romeo & Juliet and, if that weren't enough to make her delirious, the feedback on her own performance certainly is. "The first time we ran the show, without costumes or anything, everyone was crying in my death scene," she says.
It is just beginning to dawn on her that this is not a dream. "When I got the call, after my summer holiday and five auditions, to say that I had got the part, I cried and cried. When we were rehearsing, it still didn't feel real, and even when I saw my face all over posters, I couldn't believe it. It was only when we did the first show last Friday that I thought: `Yessss, this is real'."
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