Tom Read Wilson will star as Squidward in the UK Premiere of The SpongeBob Musical, joining the previously announced Divina de Campo as Plankton.
Tom will play the role in Bradford, Manchester, Sheffield, Peterborough, Wonverhampton, Leicester and Aberdeen.
Tom is probably best known as the receptionist on Channel 4’s Celebs Go Dating. He studied at Rose Bruford College and the Royal Academy of Music before performing in Sleeping Beauty at Wellingborough Castle Theatre, Alice in Wonderland at Madinat Theatre, Dubai, the UK Tour of Cat in the Hat and in Sweet Revenge at Theatre Royal Windsor.
As previously announced, Gareth Gates will play the role of Squidward in Southampton, Birmingham, Oxford, Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff, Blackpool and Norwich.
Further casting for the production’s run at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, in Plymouth and Newcastle to be announced.
This fun musical, based on much-loved SpongeBob SquarePants TV series, is playing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s Southbank Centre for 5 weeks, from 26 July to 26 August 2023.
The show is also touring the UK, starting at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 5 April 2023. Other tour dates include Birmingham, Bradford, Oxford, Dublin, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Blackpool, Peterborough, Wolverhampton, Norwich, Leicester, Aberdeen and Plymouth.
The SpongeBob Musical cast includes Gareth Gates as Squidward (at selected venues – not the Queen Elizabeth Hall), plus Divina de Campo as Sheldon J. Plankton, Lewis Cornay as SpongeBob, Irfan Damani as Patrick and Chrissie Bhima as Sandy.
They are joined by Richard J Hunt as Mr Krabs, Sarah Freer as Pearl, Eloise Davies as Mrs Puff,Hannah Lowther as Karen, Rebecca Lisewski as Mayor, plus Sam Beveridge Jeremiah Olaleye, Eleanor Turiansky, Rhys Batten and Reece Kerridge.
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