Belfast Telegraph

David Mitchell wants stage role

David Mitchell has revealed ambitions to tread the boards - as long as he doesn't have to sing.

The Peep Show star and panel show favourite was among the audience for the opening night of Sweeney Todd at London's Adelphi Theatre.

He said: "I'd love to do a play. I've nearly said yes to a couple and I'm hoping nearly saying yes will turn into actually saying yes before people stop asking me."

But unlike Jason Manford, who has signed up for a four-week stint as barber Pirelli in the grisly musical this summer, he wants to keep his singing voice under wraps.

"I think probably not a musical unless it's a non-singing role," David said.

The TV star announced in The Times that he was engaged to writer and presenter Victoria Coren, and later tweeted that he was "incredibly happy".

Speaking at the theatre, he said the couple had yet to set a date for the wedding.

Sweeney Todd, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, has transferred to the West End after a successful run in Chichester.


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