Boyzone star Keith Duffy is to make his theatre debut playing an Irish boxer in an upcoming London production.

The Irish singer has previously shown off his acting skills with a role in U.K. soap opera Coronation Street and now he is set to tread the boards for the first time at a small theatre in the British capital.

Duffy has landed a role in a revival of Billy Roche's play A Handful of Stars, which opens at the Theatre503 venue in Battersea in May (14).

The curtain goes up on the production on 2 May (14), and previews begin next month (Apr14).