X Factor winner Matt Terry to star in Madagascar musical at Sunderland Empire

Matt Terry performs on stage during day two of Capital's Jingle Bell Ball Credit: PA

Matt Terry, winner of 2016’s The X Factor, will play Alex The Lion in the brand-new stage adaptation of Madagascar - The Musical at Sunderland Empire Theatre between 28 August – 1 September 2018.

Since winning X-Factor, Matt has been recording music all over the world. After a top 3 hit with 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 that, Matt went back to his Spanish childhood by featuring on Enrique Iglesias’s smash single, Subeme La Radio alongside Sean Paul.

Matt said, “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.”