A television doctor is the latest star to be cast in an award-winning Broadway and West End musical coming to Norwich on tour. 

Dr Ranj Singh, best known for his appearances on This Morning, will make his musical theatre debut in the hit show & Juliet which comes to Norwich Theatre from July 30 to August 3 on its upcoming UK and Ireland tour. 

The 44-year-old will play Lance alongside X Factor winner Matt Cardle in the role of Shakespeare and Emmerdale actress Sandra Marvin as Angélique.

Eastern Daily Press: The TV doctor is known for his appearances on This MorningThe TV doctor is known for his appearances on This Morning (Image: Supplied by Norwich Theatre)Created by the Emmy-winning Schitt’s Creek writer David West Read, the Olivier Award-winning jukebox musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told and asks, what would happen next if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo?

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Her story bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems, including Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time, Katy Perry’s Roar and I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys. 

Dr Ranj said: “I am absolutely overjoyed to be making my musical theatre debut in & Juliet, a show I've been a fan of since it first opened.

Eastern Daily Press: A photograph taken of the Broadway production of & JulietA photograph taken of the Broadway production of & Juliet (Image: Supplied by Norwich Theatre)"I know it’s a bit of a change from my usual work but not many people will know how hard I've been working behind the scenes to make this happen and it's an absolute dream come true."

Dr Ranj previously appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 and was partnered with Janette Manrara.

He also appeared on ITV's All Star Musicals which led to him starring in his own sold-out West End show Scrubs to Sparkles later that year.