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Headshot of Matt Cardle against a dark grey background
Headshot of Matt Cardle against a dark grey background

Matt Cardle to play Shakespeare in & Juliet

The producers of the global sensation & Juliet are delighted to announce that multi-platinum selling recording artist and award-winning West End actor, Matt Cardle, will play the role of Shakespeare at Mayflower Theatre in the upcoming UK and Ireland tour. He joins the previously announced Gerardine Sacdalan as Juliet, Sandra Marvin as Angélique and Lara Denning as Anne.

Also in the cast are Jack Danson (Mamma Mia!, Novello Theatre) as Romeo, Kyle Cox (Crazy For You, Gillian Lynne Theatre & Chichester Festival Theatre) as Francois, and Jordan Broatch (42 Balloons, The Lowry & Vaudeville Theatre) as May.

Matt Cardle rose to fame as the winner of The X Factor’s highest ever rated series in 2010, beating One Direction who came third. His performance with Rihanna on the show has been viewed over 41 million times on YouTube and his debut single When We Collide, taken from his platinum selling debut album, has sold over 1.1 million copies. Since then, Matt has released four studio albums and has collaborated with artists such as Melanie C and Gary Barlow, the latter on Run For Your Life, which has amassed over 22 million streams to date. Matt is also set to release his fifth studio album later this year.

Matt starred as Huey Calhoun in Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre, West End) alongside Beverley Knight, for which he received the WhatsOnStage award for ‘Best West End Debut.’ He also appeared as Wally Strand in Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre) and Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar (Barbican Theatre).

Headshots of Gerardine Sacdalan, Matt Cardle, Lara Denning, Sandra Marvin, Jordan Broatch, Kyle Cox and Jack Danson

& Juliet

5 – 9 November 2024 | Mayflower Theatre

There is life after Romeo! Get whisked away on a fabulous journey as Juliet ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning and a second chance at life and love—her way. Created by the Emmy-winning writer from “Schitt’s Creek,” this hilarious new musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told and asks, what would happen next if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo?

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★★★★★ ‘All-singing, all-dancing glitter ball of a show. Everything about it is designed to dazzle and delight.’ Daily Express
★★★★★ ‘Genuinely heart-warming. Hilarious and empowering. With a soundtrack this good, no other West End production can compete.’ The Sun
★★★★ ‘Dazzlingly brilliant. A glittery fever dream of a musical. An absolute blast.’ Evening Standard