Monday, June 4

Matt Terry to lead cast for tour of Madagascar - the Musical

Matt Terry – Winner of 2016’s X-Factor is  to play Alex The Lion in the brand-new  tour of Madagascar – The Musical which opens at New Wimbledon Theatre on 16 July. Matt  will not be performing on 28th Jul, 03 Aug, 04 Aug, 01 Sep and is cast until 25 December.  He is currently not scheduled to perform in venues for 2019.

Since winning X-Factor, Matt has  been recording music all over the world including Miami, LA and Scandinavia. After a top three  hit with Ed Sheeran penned winner’s single When Christmas Comes Around, he released his debut album ‘Trouble’ in November 2017. His first single from the album, Sucker For You has had nearly 60 million streams on Spotify. After Sucker For You, Matt went back to his Spanish childhood by featuring on Enrique Iglesias’s smash single, Subeme La Radio alongside Sean Paul.

Matt says; ‘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. See you all there.’

Matt will be joined by a cast including Antoine Murray-Straughan/Marty,Timmika Ramsay/Gloria, Jamie Lee-Morgan/Melman, Shane McDaid, Laura Johnson/Kowalski / Foosa Leader, Jessica Niles/Private / Mort, Victoria Boden/Rico / Candy / Lynn Lemur, Jo Parsons/King Julien / Zeke, Matthew Pennington and Darren John/Offstage Swing.

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.

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