Madness’ Suggs to play debt-ridden rock star in radio play

'Deep Down And Dirty Rock'n'Roll' will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 next week (May 14)

MadnessSuggs will make his radio acting debut on BBC Radio 4 next week (May 14).

The frontman will perform the lead role of Ed in Deep Down And Dirty Rock’n’Roll, a drama about an ageing musician whose rock’n’roll antics leave him in serious debt.

Torchwood actor Burn Gorman will perform alongside Suggs in the play as Carl, Ed‘s musician friend.

Producer Claire Grove told BBC News: “Suggs was warm, funny, very directable and he brought the reality of the rock business with him, which was great for the play.”

The drama is due to be broadcast as part of the station’s Saturday Play at 2.30pm (BST).

Suggs has already acted in TV productions such as The Final Frame and Our House, a Madness-themed stage musical.

Meanwhile, Madness have a string of festival dates pencilled in this summer, including slots at Reading And Leeds, Jersey Live and Meltdown.