Jake Shears to make acting debut in production of ‘Bent’

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Jake Shears is set to make his acting debut in a stage production of ‘Bent’.

The Scissor Sisters frontman will join the production in Los Angeles, which starts next month.

Shears joins Hugo Armstrong, Ray Baker and Matthew Carlson in the revival of the 1979 drama.

The story, by Martin Sherman, follows a group of gay men attempting to escape persecution in Nazi Germany.

Writing on Instagram, Shears said: “I’m so happy to be a part of this incredible revival of Bent directed by Moises Kaufman. Previews start July 15th @ the Mark Taper Forum.”

‘Bent’ opens on 26 July, running until 23 August.

The show preimiered in London’s West End in 1979, featuring Sir Ian McKellen.