Laughs with Darren Day in new online show

TV and theatre star Darren Day has joined the cast of the The Fosse Forest Ballet.

Darren, who has starred on stage in hit shows like Joseph and the Technicoloured Dream Coat, The Rocky Horror Show and Grease, as well as spending time in the Big Brother House on TV, has now been announced as the author of the show.

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Darren is starring alongside Philip Joel (Closer to Heaven) are Amy Bailey (The Producers), Zoe Birkett (The Bodyguard), Nuwan Hugh-Perera (Side Show), David Muscat (Billy Elliot), Oliver Savile (Wicked), Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Dreamgirls), Kerry Ellis (Oliver) and Louise Dearman (Wicked).

The Fosse Forest Ballet, a unique theatrical sitcom, was inspired by Philip Joel’s hilarious and satirical sketches on social media during lockdown.

At a time when many are starved of theatrical entertainment, David Muscat of Emerge Production House saw an opportunity to develop a concept with the aim of delivering ‘a little bit of theatre, into the comfort of people’s homes’.

The result is an endearingly comical insight into the journey of putting together London’s latest pantomime - The Fosse Forest Ballet.

The pilot episode of the show will be released online exclusively at www.thefosseforestballet.com on Friday, November 13.

For the price of a West End coffee (£3.49) viewers can enjoy the 40-minute episode filled with humour, drama and several of Philip Joel’s much-loved characters.

All profits raised will be donated back into the theatre community via two nominated charities, with a goal of raising £10,000 to be distributed between Acting for Others which provides support for artists , and Theatres Trust which provides support for venues across the country.