Boyzone’s Keith Duffy to make stage debut at Theatre503

Former Coronation Street actor Keith Duffy, who will make his stage debut at Theatre503. Photo: Granada
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Former Boyzone singer and Coronation Street actor Keith Duffy is to appear in a revival of Billy Roche’s A Handful of Stars at Theatre503 in south London next month.

He will play Irish boxer Stapler in the show, marking his professional stage debut.

Theatre503 artistic director Paul Robinson will direct the production from April 30 to May 24, with press night on May 2.

A Handful of Stars premiered at London’s Bush Theatre in 1988 and was revived at the same venue as part of Roche’s Wexford Trilogy of plays in 1992.

The Theatre503 revival is part of the venue’s series that stages productions of neglected modern classics.

Design is by Signe Beckmann, composition by Simon Slater and lighting by Hartley T A Kemp.