WE shared the news that a gifted student from Carlisle is set to tread the boards at Liverpool Theatre School, dreaming of West End stardom.

Lorelei Beckett, 17, impressed in her audition, securing a place on the school's elite professional musical theatre training programme.

The former Austin Friars School pupil, who trained at Carlisle Dance Academy and StagedRight, is stepping closer to her dream of a West End career.

Here's how readers reacted.

Julie Waning said: "Good lass Lorelei, worked hard for it. Enjoy."

Mary Louisa Topping added: "Well done, wishing you all the best," and Michael Penrice said: "Well done Lorelei! Good luck for the future."

Ann Broadfoot, Lezley Wilson, Maureen Shaw and Jeannie Holliday all congratulated the teen on her success.

Jo Moffat said: "Always an amazing performer Lorelei, aim for the stars. Chuffed for you."

Joanne Bewley said Lorelai was a 'superstar' and Molli Beau said: "We’re all so proud of you."

Julie Pennington commented: "Brilliant, well done and best wishes for the future."

Peter Brennan said: "Well done, and good luck. Hope you have a big future."

Louise Megan Chalmers said: "Forever proud of you Lorelei."

A web user commented: "Good luck to you, Lorelei. May all your dreams and ambitions come your way. Just remember it won't be a bed of roses at times. It's a tough life in the chorus line. Be persistent, hardworking and look after your colleagues. We’ll be looking for your name in the lights."