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A brand new production show that takes audiences to the heart of musical theatre.

With over 15 years of experience,
Darren John has appeared in numerous musicals across the world.

In this show he shares his love for musical theatre
as well as his own experiences in a charming and personal evening. 

The show


'Curtain Up' is a musical theatre delight to the ears, with popular musical theatre songs enlaced with stories and photographs of Darren’s experiences while performing in shows.


Featuring many of the shows that Darren has performed in, audiences will be transported into the world of a musical theatre artiste, hearing what it’s really like to be working on the stage!


From the terror of learning to roller skate for a show, to the thrill of performing on live television! Darren’s experiences are varied and fascinating, and audiences will not only leave singing the songs, but with an insight into what really goes on behind the scenes!

Featuring music & stories from...


Meet Darren

Darren trained at Italia Conti and East 15 Acting School. 


Theatre credits include: Annie (UK Tour); Madagascar the Musical (UK Tour); Adam in Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour); Bert Healy in Annie (Cork Opera House); Bobo (cover Rusty/Caboose) in Starlight Express (Germany); Bobby C in Saturday Night Fever (Frankfurt); Eugene in Grease (UK Tour); An Evening of Dirty Dancing (UK Tour); Taimid Seanachai (Toronto, Canada); High School Rocks (UK Tour); Josh in Zombie Prom (Landor, UK Premier); Peter Pan (Derngate); Snow White (Hawth); Dick Whittington and Aladdin (Gala); Pat Denning in 42nd Street (Shaw); and the Royal Masonic Variety Show (Prince Edward).


Television credits include: Axe Gold Commercial, Clive in Nickelodeon’s hit sitcom Genie In The House and dancing for Tim Minchin’s Canvas Bags video.


Darren is also an accomplished musician having worked as musical director for several productions, and has completed his Advanced Diploma in Teaching Contemporary Singing.




45 min

  1. Lullaby of Broadway (42nd Street)

  2. Those Magic Changes (Grease)

  3. Tragedy (Saturday Night Fever)

  4. You’re Never Fully Dressed (Annie)

  5. Next Time You Fall In Love (Starlight Express)

  6. Starlight Express (Starlight Express)

  7. Turn It Off (The Book of Mormon)

  8. Grow For Me (Little Shop of Horrors)

  9. Sunset Boulevard (Sunset Boulevard)

  10. Tomorrow (Annie)

The band charts are available as:

4-Piece: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar.

6-Piece: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Reed, Trumpet.

8-Piece: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Reed 1, Reed 2, Trumpet, Violin.



If you would like to find out more information or make a booking enquiry for your event or venue, please use the email or phone number below:



+44 7708 757779

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