Declan Bennett, who is currently starring in the musical Once as ‘Guy’, is to join EastEnders. Opening at the Phoenix Theatre in April 2013, Once has extended its booking to 2th July 2015.
The current cast, led by Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitesic, will remain with the production until March this year. Declan Bennett will join the cast of EastEnders, as Charlie Cotton, the grandson of Dot Cpotton.
Bennett said: “In April last year I began what has been an incredible journey at the Phoenix Theatre playing the role of Guy in Once. This job has given me one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I will only have fond memories and great recollections of my time in the show. I am very excited to be embarking on a very different path in my career moving from stage to screen playing Charlie Cotton in the iconic BBC TV Soap EastEnders.”
He added that he would “miss treading the boards in the West End” but said: “I am very much looking forward to inhabiting my new East End role. I wish the new Once cast as much enjoyment and pleasure as I have experienced throughout my time with the show.”
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Age Restrictions:Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 3.00pm
Last Updated 24th September 2015