Billy Roche’s A Handful Of Stars appears in the West End from June 2014 and it will live up to its title with a star amongst its cast as Keith Duffy, best known as a member of Boyzone, makes his West End debut. The Irish actor reprises his role as Stapler from the show’s appearance at Theatre503 in Battersea and in doing so joins fellow Boyzone performer Ronan Keating in making his first appearance in Theatreland in 2014 (Keating can be seen making his debut in Once at the Phoenix Theatre).
Duffy appears alongside Ciarán Owens as Jimmy, in addition to Brian Fenton, Colm Gormley, Maureen O’Connell, Michael O’Connor and Michael O’Hagan. Meanwhile, Paul Robinson, the Artistic Director of Theatre503, calls the shots.
Set in a grimy snooker club, A Handful Of Stars introduces us to a memorable anti-hero in Jimmy Brady, a man who rails against the corruption of morals in the world around him. His lives in the Irish town of Wexford, where the snooker club is located, and the audience witnesses the action unfold in this club, with an array of suitable characters filling it and an atmosphere that audiences will remember for some time to come.
It was penned by Roche as part of his Wexford Trilogy in the 1980s, with the follow ups Poor Beast In The Rain and Belfry also having admirers, particularly when the productions were staged for the BBC.
Keith Duffy has acted in various roles in recent years, following up his years in Boyzone with whom he released an array of albums and singles. His credits include Coronation Street, Dandelions at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and 2014’s Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, among others.
A Handful Of Stars is at Trafalgar Studios 2 from Tuesday 1st July 2014 (previews from Wednesday 25th June 2014).
|Booking From:||Friday, 25th July 2014|
|Booking Until:||Friday, 25th July 2014|
|Running Time:||2 hours|
Please enter your email address.