Shafeen Jarfargholi has successfully beaten off other candidates for the role of the young Michael Jackson, in the touring musical based on his music, which starts next month.
Shaheen and his mother are big Michael fans, and he is delighted to be chosen. He trained at Swansea’s Mark Jermin Stage School and had four auditions to get the part. He has already appeared in ‘Torchwood’ and ‘Casualty’ along with several commercials.
The stage show will follow Michael Jackson’s career from the Jackson Five through to his solo career, and will tour the UK for eight weeks.