Tonight sees Gareth Gates, runner-up of Britain’s first X-Factor-style show “Pop Idol”, open in the title role of Joseph at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End.
Gates, who follows Lee Mead, winner of last year’s BBC talent show Any Dream Will Do, as Joseph,said recently that “I have a lot to thank Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for as it is the reason I first started singing, after being chosen to play the lead in a school production when I was eight years old. Ever since then it’s been a dream of mine to appear in a West End musical. I am really honoured to be appearing at the Adelphi, stepping into that famous coat and really can’t wait to get stuck in!”
Gareth Gates has had four number one singles in the UK and sold a staggering 3.5 million records since he found fame in 2002.