Lyme’s West End star nominated for award


FORMER Woodroffe School pupil and rising West End star Luke Street has been nominated for Best Actor in a New Musical alongside some of theatre’s biggest names.

Nominated in the UK awards, Luke, 23, joins BBC TV talent show winner Lee Mead, as well as Pop Idol finalist Darrius Campbell in the Best Actor in a New Musical category.

Luke has been nominated for his role in Out There, the new musical written by former Busted band member James Bourne, which tells the story of Newman Carter, a world famous astronaut who mysteriously disappeared in 1969. Forty years later, a troubled young man, played by Luke during its recent run at The Union Theatre, turns up on his doorstep with a letter which changes everything for everyone.

Luke said he was very honoured to be nominated for the award. To vote for him visit the website and click on the article ‘Vote Now for UK Awards’ and follow the instructions.

Luke, son of former Lyme Regis town crier Phil Street and wife Dawn, started his acting career treading the boards of the Marine Theatre in local productions. After graduating from the Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford, he made his West End debut in Gypsy last year at The Savoy Theatre, performing opposite Imelda Staunton.

Lyme Regis editor & Colyton reporter | Francesca gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University before joining the paper full-time in 2011. She is now editor of the Lyme Regis edition, as well as a sub-editor on the East Devon and South Somerset editions, and reporter for Colyton.