He is the Southampton-born pop star who beat One Direction to X Factor glory in 2010 and he's about to come back to his roots. 

Now a top West End actor, multi-platinum selling recording artist Matt Cardle is to appear as Shakespeare in & Juliet when it comes to Mayflower Theatre from November 5 to 9.

This new musical, featuring pop anthems from Britney Spears and Katy Perry, 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?

Daily Echo: The original Broadway cast of &Juliet in action

Matt Cardle rose to fame as the winner of The X Factor’s highest-ever rated series. His debut single When We Collide sold more than 1.1 million copies.

Matt won the WhatsOnStage award for Best West End Debut for Memphis and also appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar. 

Tickets from mayflower.org.uk or 02380 711811