Darren’s big break came in 1993 when he landed the lead role of Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat at the London Palladium a role that he went on to play many more times in the West End and on UK and World Tours. From the Palladium he went on to play Jesus on the official London cast recording of Godspell conducted by Stephen Schwartz at the iconic Abbey Road Studios.
Other theatre credits include: the lead role of Pip in a musical adaptation of Great Expectations at Theatre Clwyd; Tony Parker in Copacabana (West End); Don in Summer Holiday (West End and UK Tour); Danny Zuko in Grease (West End); Frank n Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (25th Anniversary Tour); Billy Bigelow in Carousel (UK Tour); Bob in Rita, Sue and Bob Too (Theatre Royal, St Helens); Bumblescratch in Bumblescratch (West End); Vice Principal Panch in The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee (UK Tour); Lead Vocalist in Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show (UK Tour); Defending the Caveman (UK Tour); Raul in Extremities (The Old Red Lion, Islington); Alfie (Watford Palace Theatre); Kashoggi in We Will Rock You (UK Tour); Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (West End); Gideon in The Last Session (Tristan Bates Theatre); The Beast in Beauty and the Beast (UK Tour); Bob Wallace in White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Tick in Priscilla Queen of the Dessert (UK Tour); Teen Angel in Grease (UK Tour); Cornelius in Hello Dolly (UK Tour); Beau in Mame (Salisbury Playhouse); Billy Flynn in Chicago (UK Tour); Rev. Shaw Moore in Footloose (UK Tour); and Michael Witney in the world premiere of Close Up – The Twiggy Musical (Menier Chocolate Factory). Between 1994 and 2020 Darren was a leading role in no fewer than 22 pantomimes playing parts which ranged from Buttons to Captain Hook for which he was also nominated in the category of Best Male Villain at the Great British Pantomime Awards.
In 1994 Darren achieved his first top 20 hit after signing with Simon Cowell at Arista Records and RCA Records. At that years Smash Hits Poll Winners Party, Darren was awarded the gong for Best Male Singer.
Television credits include: You Bet (ITV, Host); Don’t Try This At Home (ITV, Host); Doctors (BBC); I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here (ITV); Extreem Soap (Pilot); Celebrity Scissorhands in aid of Children in Need, Danny Houston in Hollyoaks (E4); Finalist in Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5); Will Morgan in Stella (BBC); Holby City Christmas Special (BBC); Stormin Norman in Make It Plumb (ITV); Graham Watts in Crime Stories (ITV); Jeff Slade in The Bill (ITV); Jonathan in Mile High (Sky One); Pinch of Portugal (Hallmark).
Film credits include: Rudy; White Island; Rough Cut; The Krays; Demon Eye; Hellbreeder; and Dangerous Game.
Darren Day will be performing at Llandudno, Blackpool and Oxford only.
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The hit musical by DAN GILLESPIE SELLS and TOM MACRAE
Directed by JONATHAN BUTTERELL