Duncan James to join West End production of Chicago

Duncan James

Former Blue singer Duncan James is set to join the West End production of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre in London.

From 10th September, James will take over the role of Billy Flynn from Martin Kemp, and join Alexandra Burke, Mazz Murray and Josefina Gabrielle in the cast of the musical.

James’ career began in the early ‘00s as a member of the boyband Blue, who had hits with songs like “All Rise”, “One Love” and “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” which they recorded with Elton John. The band has reformed several times over the past two decades, and was the United Kingdom’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011.

More recently, James has starred in the long-running Channel 4 series Hollyoaks as detective sergeant Ryan Knight. On stage, he has appeared in the West End production of Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre opposite Sheridan Smith.

The current revival of Chicago opened in the West End on 11th April 2018, starring Cuba Gooding Jnr, who made his stage musical debut as Billy Flynn, a renowned lawyer tasked with defending two women accused of murder: Roxie and Velma.

Chicago is booking at the Phoenix Theatre until 5th January 2019.

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