The cast of a touring Broadway musical revival coming to Ipswich has been revealed- and it includes an X Factor star. 

Anton Stephans, who is from Suffolk, competed in series 12 of the singing competition in 2015. 

After being mentored by Simon Cowell, the singer made it through to the fourth week of the live shows and was eliminated in sixth place. 

Now Anton Stephans will be taking to the stage playing Audrey II in the upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors at the New Wolsey Theatre

Ipswich Star: Anton Stephans competed on the X Factor nearly ten years agoAnton Stephans competed on the X Factor nearly ten years ago (Image: New Wolsey Theatre)

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's hit musical follows flower shop assistant Seymour as he tries to win the girl of his dreams, Audrey, while caring for the bloodthirsty plant Audrey II.

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The new show is co-produced by the New Wolsey Theatre, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Theatre by the Lake and Hull Truck Theatre. 

The show will be performed in Ipswich from March 1 to March 23, before embarking on a national tour. 

Tickets start from £13 and can be purchased from the New Wolsey Theatre website.