Dr Who and X Factor stars coming to town

DOCTOR Who star John Barrowman and X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts are to perform in Ipswich, it was announced today.

DOCTOR Who star John Barrowman and X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts are to perform in Ipswich, it was announced today.

Actor, dancer, and singer Barrowman, best known for his role as Captain Jack Harkness in the hit TV show and it's spin off Torchwood, will play the venue on May 20 next year.

With a string of albums under his belt, Barrowman has also appeared in the West End productions of Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, Matador, Hair, Grease, Sunset Boulevard, Chicago and The Phantom of the Opera.

He has also featured in TV shows including Live and Kicking, Any Dream Will Do, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, and I'd Do Anything, as well as appearing on the celebrity skating show Dancing on Ice.

Theatre bosses today also announced a date at the venue for welsh singer and Rhydian Roberts.

The X Factor finalist will perform at the venue on May 6, 2009 as part of a 17 date UK tour.

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Rhydian said: “I feel I am really living when I am singing on stage. The rest of life is like putting pieces together, trying to make sense of it. But when I am on stage, lights on, in the zone, that's real, proper life for me.

“And it's a great life. Forget all the bad stuff that goes on, the ups and downs, the everyday confusion. On stage, singing, that's where I belong.”

Tickets for both shows are available from the box office on 01473 433100 from Friday.

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