The cast has been announced for a hit musical heading to Norwich Theatre Royal and it includes a winner of The X Factor.

& Juliet, which has thrilled audiences on the West End and Broadway, will be at the venue from July 30 to August 3 2024 on its upcoming UK and Ireland tour. 

Matt Cardle, who won the ITV talent show in 2010, will play the role of Shakespeare and his musical theatre credits also include Memphis, Strictly Ballroom and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Another familiar face appearing in & Juliet is Sandra Marvin as Angélique, who played Jessie Grant in Emmerdale.

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She also wowed Norwich Theatre Royal audiences in 2023 as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act. 

The Olivier Award-winning jukebox 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?

Her story bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems, including Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time, Katy Perry’s Roar and I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys. 

All the songs in the show were written by Swedish songwriter and producer Max Martin.

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