EASTENDERS star Adam Woodyatt is to tour the UK in a stage present for six months throughout a break from the cleaning soap.
The actor has performed Ian Beale for 35 years within the BBC cleaning soap however will take a break subsequent 12 months to star within the stage adaptation of Peter James’ crime novel Trying Good Lifeless.
Adam Woodyatt will take a break to star within the six month lengthy tour
It marks Adam’s return to stage in a play for the primary time since 1982 as a 13-year-old on the Nationwide Theatre in Tom Stoppard’s On The Razzle.
He’ll star within the present at theatres throughout the UK from April till September throughout his absence from the cleaning soap.
Adam stated: “I’m so excited to be swapping the sq. for the street on this planet premiere stage manufacturing of Peter’s implausible novel Trying Good Lifeless.
“I can’t wait to tour the UK and to expertise the sensation of performing this thrilling play in entrance of a dwell viewers each evening.
“There aren’t many issues that might persuade me to take a break from EastEnders, however that is one among them.”
Writer Peter James is happy to have Adam starring in his adaptation Credit score: Mark Dixon
Writer Peter added: “I’m thrilled that Adam Woodyatt goes to star in Trying Good Lifeless.
“He’s an exquisite actor and I can’t wait to see him play the multi-layered character of Tom Bryce brilliantly.
“I’ve been humbled by the unimaginable response to my performs over the previous couple of years and we now stay up for having the ability to thrill theatre audiences once more, with this new play in 2021.”
The tour will start in Bromley on April 1 earlier than transferring on to Shrewsbury, Sheffield, Cardiff, Leeds, Coventry, Norwich, Brighton, Salford and Cheltenham.
It’ll then switch to Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Leicester and Southhampton earlier than transferring to Southend, Nottingham, Glasgow and Dartford.
The tour will wrap up its closing 4 stints in Richmond, Cambridge, Malvern and Birmingham.
Additional dates are anticipated to be introduced.