You may remember Anton Stephans from last year’s X FACTOR, well he’s about to join the cast of Moby Dick – the musical, in London.
Anton Stephans is about to return to the theatre after a life changing year after appearing on last year’s X Factor. The singing star, who came fifth in the 2015 series of ITV’s flagship show is “delighted” to be returning to his first love – musical theatre.
Speaking with THEGAYUK he jokes, “there are loads of dick jokes. I love it… ‘3 years at sea and still no sign of dick…’.”
The musical, which hasn’t played in the UK since 1992, will return to the London stage at the Union Theatre in Southwark – to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.
The show is about the anarchic and nubile girls of St. Godley’s Academy for Young Ladies. Money for the school has run out and it’s threatened with closure. Determined to save their school from bankruptcy, the resourceful girls, and their unflappable headmistress, played by Anton, come up with a plan to keep the school afloat.
Using whatever they can find, the girls mount an original production as a fundraiser – a musical version of Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, featuring their own headmistress in the coveted role of Captain Ahab.
Speaking about why now was the perfect time for the show to return, Anton said,
We have something utterly hilarious. There are so many bad things going on in the world and it’s good to have a moment where you can laugh your arse off. It’s very sill and very traditionally British. I love all things British like that. That kind of humour, we do it best.
It will be directed and choreographed by double Olivier Award nominee Andrew Wright, who said,
“I am thrilled that Anton and Brenda will be leading our 10 strong company of Moby Dick. Each and every member of the cast is unique as well as supremely talented. I’m so excited to create the madcap world of Moby with them.”
Tickets are available starting at £15 from the Union Theatre Box Office and www.uniontheatre.biz, 020 7261 9876