Lorna Want will make her professional debut this autumn in Romeo and Juliet - The Musical, but it doubtless won't be the last we'll see of her. The Coventry-born 15-year-old was talent-spotted by 19 Group, the agency run by Pop Idol music industry judges Simon Fuller and Nicky Chapman. 19 steered her towards the open auditions for the new West End musical, which they intend to use as a launching pad for the glittering pop career they predict for their young ward. In Romeo and Juliet - The Musical, which opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on 4 November 2002 (previews from 15 October), Want will star opposite Andrew Bevis as Romeo and The Cruise's Jane McDonald as the Nurse (See News, 15 Aug 02). Producers need to adhere to strict child employment laws because of Want's age so she'll only be performing six performances a week.