Gareth Gates has now been confirmed as performing in the London run of The SpongeBob Musical.
It wasn’t looking like he would be, but now producers of the show have confirmed that Gates will alternate in the role of Squidward with Tom Read Wilson, during the show’s London run at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank.
It was announced back in March that Tom Read Wilson, best known as the receptionist on Channel 4’s Celebs Go Dating, would alternate with Gareth Gates in the part of Squidward for the UK National Tour of The SpongeBob Musical, with Tom playing Bradford, Manchester, Sheffield, Peterborough, Wonverhampton, Leicester and Aberdeen, and Gareth playing Southampton, Birmingham, Oxford, Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff, Blackpool and Norwich.
Check our show page for which dates Gareth and Tom are playing in London.
The show also stars Divina de Campo as Plankton, alongside Lewis Cornay (he/him) as SpongeBob, Irfan Damani (he/him) as Patrick, Chrissie Bhima (she/her) as Sandy, Richard J Hunt (he/him) as Mr Krabs, Sarah Freer (she/her) as Pearl, Eloise Davies (she/her) as Mrs Puff, Hannah Lowther (she/her) as Karen and Rebecca Lisewski (she/her) as Mayor.
They are joined by Sam Beveridge (he/him), Farirayi Garaba (she/her), Jeremiah Olaleye (he/him), Eleanor Turiansky (she/her), Rhys Batten (he/him) and Reece Kerridge (he/him) and Theo Reece (he/him); and in the band are Sam Beveridge, Jeremiah Olaleye and Eleanor Turiansky.
Based on much-loved SpongeBob SquarePants TV series, this fun musical is playing the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s Southbank Centre for 5 weeks, from 26 July to 26 August 2023.
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