Two new shows from London Fringe venue Theatre503 are to transfer to the Trafalgar Studios this autumn.
Following the news that former Boyzone star Ronan Keating is to make his West End debut in musical ONCE at the Phoenix Theatre, his fellow Boyzone bandmate Keith Duffy is to also tread the West End boards for the first time.
The Battersea fringe venue will also see another of its plays, Land of our Fathers by Chris Urch, also transfer to the Trafalgar Studios from 2 September to 4 October 2014.
Both shows are directed by Paul Robinson and mark Theatre503’s first West End return since The Mountaintop in 2009.
A Handful of Stars will feature Keith Duffy, Ciarán Owens (Oh What a Lovely War) and Michael O’Hagan (End of Days) and is part of Roche’s Wexford trilogy of plays.
Land of our Fathers, set on the eve of the 1979 General Election and about a community of Welsh miners trapped down a collapsed coalmine, stars Clive Merrison (The History Boys, The English Patient), Kyle Rees (The Pride), Taylor Jay-Davies (Great Expectations) and Joshua Price.