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Matt Terry in Madagascar The Musical

D Edwards

Go wild as Matt Terry – Winner of 2016’s X-Factor is announced to play Alex The Lion in the brand-new stage adaptation of Madagascar – The Musical opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on 16 July prior to a UK Tour.

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. 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 tells us; ‘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 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.

This wacky adventure for the whole family is brought to life by Selladoor Family, the producers behind James And The Giant Peach, Seussical and The Owl And The Pussycat and Hartshorn – Hook, producers of the Olivier Award winning Rotterdam, Murder Ballad, Urinetown and American Idiot . Madagascar – The Musical is directed by award winning Kirk Jameson with choreography from Fabian Aloise. Designed by Tom Rogers, with Lighting design by Howard Hudson, Sound Design by Chris Whybrow, Musical Supervision from Mark Crossland and Puppet Direction from Emma Brunton.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, you’ll have no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”.

21-28 Jul – New Wimbledon Theatre
31 Jul-04 Aug – Birmingham New Alexandra
07-12 Aug – Glasgow Kings Theatre
14-18 Aug – Manchester Palace Theatre
21-25 Aug – Portsmouth Kings Theatre
28 Aug-01 Sep – Sunderland Empire

11-15 Sep – Blackpool Winter Gardens
17-22 Sep – Bridlington Spa
25-29 Sep – Bromley Churchill Theatre
02-06 Oct – Edinburgh Playhouse
09-13 Oct – Bristol Hippodrome

23-27 Oct – Bradford The Alhambra Theatre
06-10 Nov – Derry Millennium Forum
12-17 Nov – Exeter Northcott Theatre
04-08 Dec – Brighton Theatre Royal

29 Jan-02 Feb – Grimsby Auditorium
05-09 Feb – Liverpool Empire
19-23 Feb – Reading Hexagon
12-16 Mar – Victoria Theatre, Woking
19-23 Mar – Floral Pavillion
23-27 Apr – Belfast Grand Opera House
30 Apr-04 May – Oxford New Theatre
07-11 May – Wolverhampton Grand
14-18 May – Eastbourne Congress
21-25 May – Swansea Grand Theatre
28 May-01 Jun – Hull New Theatre

For tour and booking details visit  and get involved @MadUKTourPlease note Matt Terry 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.