Darren Day in new musical The Golden Voice - Arts

Darren Day cast as 'Mike Chariot ' in The Golden Voice, a new musical with music, lyrics and book by Nick Fogarty, opens at the Arts Theatre 19 June 2013, following previews from 12 June - running to 31 Aug 2013.

Darren Day's first major theatre role was as Joseph in the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium. Since then, other West End credits include Grease and Summer Holiday. With regards to starring in THE GOLDEN VOICE, Darren said, “I’m very happy to be heading the cast in this brand new musical. It’s always exciting to be the first to work on a new script, and from the moment I listened to the songs, I wanted to be part of this show. It has such a rich and vibrant score...” Darren day was drawn to THE GOLDEN VOICE because of the amount of similarities there are between his story and that of the musical's leading character, Mike Chariot, who wins the nation’s favourite TV talent show. Darren feels he can bring something very authentic to the role, as he began his own showbusiness career by appearing on the BBC talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1988.

The Golden Voice is directed by Guy Retallack, designed by Jamie Turner, choreography by Jordi Guitart, lighting by Richard Williamson, sound by Chris Full. Produced by Abbey Investments Limited.

Fame hungry singer Mike Chariot, betrays his best friend and abandons his childhood sweetheart to win the nation’s favourite talent show 'The Golden Voice', but he quickly realises he is merely a puppet for the record company and television executives. Too famous to return to his old life, he decides to disappear. After a brief media frenzy, the machine moves on and he is all but forgotten. Almost 20 years on, a wiser Mike Chariot is back to make amends and help young singers and musicians achieve their dreams without having to enter television talent shows. However his noble quest will bring him back in contact with his embittered former best friend Jim Ryan, who descended into a life of crime after Chariot’s departure from their band caused it to break up. Jim now has the power to exact his revenge.

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