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Max George seen for the first time in character as prepares to make stage debut in The Syndicate alongside former Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent

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Max George is first seen in his first stage role as he prepares to make his stage debut in The Syndicate.

Max George is first seen in his first stage role as he prepares to make his stage debut in The Syndicate.

The Wanted hunk, 35, plays supermarket assistant Jamie alongside former Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent, 31, who plays his sister-in-law Amy.

The comedy-drama is based on the hit BBC One series The Syndicate, which tells the story of five supermarket workers whose lottery numbers come in, just when their jobs and livelihoods are threatened.

It is the final work created by legendary writer Kay Mellor, who was also behind Fat Friends, and also stars former Emmerdale favorite Samantha Giles, 52, as Denise, and is directed by former soap star Gaynor Faye, Kay’s daughter.

The production is Max’s first foray into acting since his 2015 appearance on the American series Glee.

Max George is first seen in his first stage role as he prepares to make his stage debut in The Syndicate.

Max George is first seen in his first stage role as he prepares to make his stage debut in The Syndicate.

The Wanted hunk plays supermarket assistant Jamie alongside former Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent, who plays his sister-in-law Amy.

The Wanted hunk plays supermarket assistant Jamie alongside former Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent, who plays his sister-in-law Amy.

The Wanted hunk plays supermarket assistant Jamie alongside former Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent, who plays his sister-in-law Amy.

The comedy-drama is based on the hit BBC One series The Syndicate, which tells the story of five supermarket workers whose lottery numbers come up, just when their jobs are under threat.

The comedy-drama is based on the hit BBC One series The Syndicate, which tells the story of five supermarket workers whose lottery numbers come up, just when their jobs are threatened.

The comedy-drama is based on the hit BBC One series The Syndicate, which tells the story of five supermarket workers whose lottery numbers come up, just when their jobs are under threat.

Speaking about his new role, Max said: “I’m delighted that my debut stage role is in The Syndicate.

‘I’m a big fan of Kay’s work and it’s an honor to be a part of this world premiere tour. I feel like she’s won the lottery for me.’

As well as playing a pivotal role in the success of boy band The Wanted, Max has boosted his profile in recent years by starring in a succession of reality shows.

He appeared in the 2020 series of Strictly Come Dancing, finishing ninth alongside partner Dianne Buswell, before competing in the 2022 ITV series The Games and Channel 4’s Scared of the Dark last year.

The year after performing on Strictly, Max was invited to the national tour of the dance show, which is when he struck up a romance with co-star Maisie Smith and the pair now live together in Manchester.

In 2022, he was forced to defend their 13-year age difference, telling Hello!: ‘It never crosses my mind. Maisie has already done so many things that amaze me. I admire her”.

Former EastEnders star Maisie will be able to give Max some advice ahead of his stage debut, having previously taken part in Strictly Ballroom.

The singer made a huge impression in his audition for The Syndicate, which begins April 11 at the Richmond Theater and runs for 14 weeks, according to Gaynor, 52, who praises the show’s cast.

The singer stars in the new show alongside actress Corrie Brook and Emmerdale favorite Samantha Giles.

The singer stars in the new show alongside actress Corrie Brook and Emmerdale favorite Samantha Giles.

The singer stars in the new show alongside actress Corrie Brook and Emmerdale favorite Samantha Giles.

George appeared on the 2020 series of Strictly, finishing ninth alongside partner Dianne Buswell, before competing in the 2022 ITV series The Games and Channel 4's Scared of the Dark.

George appeared on the 2020 series of Strictly, finishing ninth alongside partner Dianne Buswell, before competing in the 2022 ITV series The Games and Channel 4's Scared of the Dark.

George appeared on the 2020 series of Strictly, finishing ninth alongside partner Dianne Buswell, before competing in the 2022 ITV series The Games and Channel 4’s Scared of the Dark.

The year Max performed on Strictly, he was invited to the show's national tour, which is when he struck up a romance with co-star Maisie Smith and the pair now live together.

The year Max performed on Strictly, he was invited on the show's national tour, which is when he struck up a romance with co-star Maisie Smith and the pair now live together.

The year Max performed on Strictly, he was invited to the show’s national tour, which is when he struck up a romance with co-star Maisie Smith and the pair now live together.

In 2022, he was forced to defend their 13-year age difference, telling Hello!: 'It never crosses my mind. Maisie has already done so many things that amaze me. I admire her.

In 2022, he was forced to defend their 13-year age difference, telling Hello!: 'It never crosses my mind. Maisie has already done so many things that amaze me. I admire her.

In 2022, he was forced to defend their 13-year age difference, telling Hello!: ‘It never crosses my mind. Maisie has already done so many things that amaze me. I admire her.

She said: “I’m delighted to welcome these three super talented actors to The Syndicate’s UK tour.

“I’ve worked with Sam a lot over the years and she is very funny and a brilliant comedic actress, perfect for the role of Denise.

“Brooke is also a wonderful actress with a big heart. We met her through our charity work for When You Wish Upon A Star and I know she will be a fantastic and feisty Amy. Max surprised us at her audition, she is a natural and born to play to Jamie.

“I know my mother would be delighted with the brilliant cast we have assembled so far and I can’t wait for everyone to see them in action.”

Brooke added: “I’m so excited to be back on stage and delighted to be working with Gaynor on The Syndicate. Kay was a legend and the TV series was brilliant.

“She’s written a brilliantly vibrant character in Amy and I can’t wait to get out on tour and get hands-on with the role on stage.”

  • For tickets visit The Syndicate Play website

Director Gaynor Faye says she was “blown away” by Max’s audition and was “born to play Jamie”

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