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X Factor winner Matt Terry taking the lion’s part in Madagascar musical

PUBLISHED: 14:10 04 June 2018

X Factor winner Matt Terry who is starring as The Lion in Madagascar the Musical at the Ipswich Regent this October. Photo: D Edwards

X Factor winner Matt Terry who is starring as The Lion in Madagascar the Musical at the Ipswich Regent this October. Photo: D Edwards

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Audiences will be going wild as X Factor winner Matt Terry will be starring in Madagascar the Musical, which comes to the Ipswich Regent from October 16-20.

Matt Terry, winner of 2016’s X-Factor, will play Alex The Lion in the new stage adaptation of Madagascar – The Musical.

Since winning X-Factor, Matt has been non-stop. He’s been recording music all over the world including Miami, LA and Scandinavia. After a top 3 hit with Ed Sheeran penned winner’s single When Christmas Comes Around, he released his debut album ‘Trouble’ in November 2017.

Matt said: “I am so excited to be making my acting debut in the brand-new production, Madagascar – The Musical. It’s a childhood memory for all of us! I can’t wait to be playing the lead role of Alex and bringing him to life. Expect incredible costume, set and cast. And the music is immense! It will be an awesome night for everyone to enjoy.”

Matt will be joined by cast including Antoine Murray-Straughan,Timmika Ramsay, Jamie Lee-Morgan, Shane McDaid, Laura Johnson, Jessica Niles, Victoria Boden, Matthew Pennington and Darren John.

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Madagascar – The Musical is directed by award winning Kirk Jameson with choreography from Fabian Aloise. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, you’ll have no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

For tour and booking details visit www.madagascarthemusical.co.uk or Ipswich Regent, 01473 433100, www.ipswichregent.com

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