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Weymouth actor starring in West End over festive season
A WEYMOUTH actor who began his career in the town is starring in the West End over the festive season.
Duncan Leighton is performing at the world famous Garrick Theatre in the musical Loserville.
It is a new British show by Elliot Davis and former Busted star James Bourne.
The 25-year-old is playing the character of bad boy Wayne in the show.
He said: “It is a dream come true to be performing at the West End.
“It is hard-work and I have to do lots of singing and dancing on stage, but I love it.”
The story follows computer geek Michael Dork and his misfit friends Lucas, Marvin and Francis who are about the change the world.
Duncan, who attended Budmouth College and The Thomas Hardye School and now lives in London, added: “I auditioned for the play when it was showing in Leeds.
“The cast are great and I love playing Wayne, he is a jock and a bit of a bad boy.
“I think he is one of the best characters to play.” The talented actor started out performing with Weymouth’s youth music theatre group WOW when he was aged 10.
He also attended June Hornby’s Weymouth Dance Studio.
Duncan added: “Weymouth is my home and I started my career there.
“All of my friends and family have been to see the show.”
The rising star then secured a place at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, one of the UK’s leading drama schools, where he graduated in 2010.
Since then Duncan’s other theatre credits have included Cinderella and Naked Boys Singing.
He has appeared in commercials for Meteor and X Box and is currently the face of Toshiba in America.
His proud parents Grant and Cheryl, who live in Sutton Poyntz, welcomed their son home for a quick Christmas break for the first time in three years.
Duncan said: “Weymouth is still the place I call home.
“I still have plenty of friends and family in the town and they are all unbelievably supportive.
“Hopefully this show will open a few more doors for me.”
For more information visit loservillethemusical.com