IN PICTURES: X Factor winner Matt Terry's star role in Madagascar the Musical

Madagascar – The Musical is coming to town with X-Factor winner Matt Terry in the role of Alex the Lion on the critically acclaimed UK tour.

By Sue Wilkinson
Wednesday, 15 May, 2019, 13:07
Matt Terry stars as Alex in the musical based on the Dreamworx movie

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Madagascar – The Musical is at:

Those Pesky Penguins play a key role in the escape from the zoo

Hull New Theatre from Tuesday May 29 to Saturday June 1 .

Darlington Hippodrome from Wednesday October 9 to Sunday October 13. There are daily performances at 7pm - except Sunday - and a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. Sunday performances are noon and 4pm

Tickets: 01325 405405 or on line here

WATCH Madagascar - The Musical trailer here

Alex is king of the zoo
Matt Terry plays Alex. Matt said: Im having such an amazing time touring in Madagascar the Musical, the audiences have been fantastic. The show brings together everything you will know and love from the DreamWorks film with an immense score and amazing sets, costumes and puppets. Its an awesome night out for the whole family and I hope to see you there!.
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them.
Antoine Murray-Straughan plays Marty the Zebra
Antoine Murray-Straughan as Marty and Jamie Lee-Morgan as Melman
Clack a-lackin' friends Alex and Marty
Julien Parsons as King Julien
Jo Parsons as King Julien as his puppet subjects
All hail King Julien
Matthew Pennington
The zoo gang's all here
The penguins make their escape
Matt Terry has earned great reviews in his stage debut as Alex the Lion
Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar The Musical follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin friends as they escape from their home in New Yorks Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Juliens Madagascar.
Tammika Ramsey as Gloria
The puppets steal the scene
Penguins are also scene stealers