Actress makes first star pantomime role

BUDDING Suffolk performer Suzanne Lowe has landed her first principal role in a pantomime.The 17-year-old from Felixstowe will be starring alongside the Chuckle Brothers in Aladdin as the Princess.

BUDDING Suffolk performer Suzanne Lowe has landed her first principal role in a pantomime.

The 17-year-old from Felixstowe will be starring alongside the Chuckle Brothers in Aladdin as the Princess.

To Suzanne, of Valley Walk, Felixstowe this is another step on the ladder to fame as she first started performing at the age of one at the Spa Pavilion in one of her father's productions.

The daughter of Dennis Lowe, who established the Dennis Lowe Theatre Company in Felixstowe, said she was shocked when she got the call to tell her she had got the part.

"I knew it would happen at some stage - I wasn't totally overwhelmed," Suzanne admitted.

She said she did not jump around and scream with delight like many young wannabes do on television programmes such as Popstars but she remembered putting the phone down only knowing that she was in a pantomime in Stoke on Trent. She had been so shocked she had forgotten to ask what role she was playing and when she would be performing.

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Suzanne will now spend the next month carrying on assisting the teaching at a Suffolk theatre school and working five days a week at the Spa Pavilion helping out with odd jobs. But when December comes she will start a hectic schedule for the pantomime and will only have a week and a half to rehearse. She said she hoped she was getting the script before December.

But the limelight is not completely new for Suzanne – although this will be her first main adult role to be played in a professional pantomime - she has starred in the West End in Oliver. Suzanne has also appeared in films including Jane Eyre, directed by Franco Zeffirelli , and starring William Hurt, in 1993 she played Shirley Temple in the Paul Daniels Christmas Show and more recently was a backing dancer for Geri Halliwell when the former Spice Girl needed extra dancers to perform It's Raining Men on TV.

Suzanne said that she has some secret plans for the future and that if the plans went ahead they would be 'very big'. But in the mean time she said she would carry on auditioning and sending her CV to companies and preparing for the pantomime which will last for a month and a half.

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