Lucie-Mae in running for top award

Lucie-Mae Sumner, from Lytham, returns to the Fylde coast this week to star in Avenue Q at the Grand (Photo: Darren Bell)

Lucie-Mae Sumner, from Lytham, returns to the Fylde coast this week to star in Avenue Q at the Grand (Photo: Darren Bell)

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Avenue Q actress Lucie-Mae Sumner is battling it out with some of the West End’s top names for an award.

Lucie-Mae, from Lytham, has been nominated for the Best Leading Actress in a New Musical Production title in the theatre news and reviews website Broadway World’s West End Awards.

Voting is now open online at www.broadwayworld.com/westend, with the former Baines High School pupil in third place in the poll.

She is up against another Blackpool lass, Jodie Prenger - in fourth place - in the same category for Calamity Jane, and Longridge-born Joanna Riding, for Pajama Game.

Lucie-Mae also appeared in puppet musical Avenue Q as it toured the UK, with a week spent at the Grand Theatre this summer.

She said: “It’s such a surprise, I really wasn’t expecting it.

“I’ve had an absolutely fantastic time performing in 
Avenue Q.

“It was an experience that I will never forget.”

Lucie-Mae, 25, 
trained at Phil Winston’s 
Theatreworks before landing a series of scholarships to the Royal Academy of Music in London.

She made her North West return in the 2012 UK and Ireland tour of Sister Act, and last summer performed at Chichester Festival Theatre in Cameron Mackintosh’s 
revival of Barnum.