TOUR DATES 2020

Fri 24 April, 2020 - Sat 2 May, 2020

New Wimbledon Theatre, London

NO PERFORMANCE ON 26TH APRIL 2020

Mon 4 May, 2020 - Sat 9 May, 2020

Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

GARETH GATES WILL NOT BE PERFORMING

Mon 11 May, 2020 - Sat 16 May, 2020

Derby Theatre

GARETH GATES WILL NOT BE PERFORMING

Mon 18 May, 2020 - Sat 23 May, 2020

Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple

Mon 25 May, 2020 - Sat 30 May, 2020

Sunderland Empire

Mon 1 June, 2020 - Sat 6 June, 2020

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

GARETH GATES WILL NOT BE PERFORMING ON SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 2020

Mon 8 June, 2020 - Sat 13 June, 2020

His Majesty’s, Aberdeen

GARETH GATES PERFORMING ON SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 2020 ONLY

Mon 22 June, 2020 - Sat 27 June, 2020

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Mon 29 June, 2020 - Sat 4 July, 2020

Milton Keynes Theatre

Tue 7 July, 2020 - Sat 11 July, 2020

New Theatre, Peterborough

Mon 13 July, 2020 - Sat 18 July, 2020

Malvern Theatre

Mon 20 July, 2020 - Sat 25 July, 2020

Blackpool Opera House

Tue 28 July, 2020 - Sat 1 August, 2020

Edinburgh Playhouse

Mon 3 August, 2020 - Sat 8 August, 2020

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 17 August, 2020 - Sat 22 August, 2020

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Mon 21 September, 2020 - Sat 26 September, 2020

Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

Tue 13 October, 2020 - Sat 17 October, 2020

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

GARETH GATES WILL NOT BE PERFORMING

Mon 19 October, 2020 - Sat 24 October, 2020

Donald Gordon Theatre, Millennium Centre, Wales

GARETH GATES WILL NOT BE PERFORMING
Gareth Gates

Starring Gareth Gates as Willard

Born in Bradford in July 1984, Gareth Gates always knew he wanted to be a performer. It’s well known as a young boy he was head chorister for Bradford Cathedral Choir and performed solo for the Queen when she visited in 1997. What’s less well known is that he has a natural gift for music and, as well as being a faultless vocalist, he is an accomplished musician, playing piano and guitar to the highest standard.

In 2002, Gareth was famously runner-up to Will Young in the UK’s first Pop Idol. Instead of disappearing into ‘pop oblivion’, he carved out a very successful career for himself, having hits and travelling world-wide. Gareth sold 5 million records worldwide, released three albums and had five UK number-one singles. He won record of the year in 2002 and with that had the second best-selling single of the ‘noughties’ with ‘Unchained Melody’.

Outside of the UK, Gareth was awarded Best International Male in 2003/04 from MTV Asia, MTV China and MTV Taiwan.

In 2008, Gareth donned the sequins and Lycra every Sunday night to take part in the hit ITV1 show Dancing on Ice, in front of millions of TV viewers, coming fourth in the competition. Not bad for someone who couldn’t even stand up on the ice at the beginning!

Post Dancing on Ice, Gareth decided to change musical direction and accepted the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was a role he first played at the tender age of eight in school and proved to be an ideal start to his theatrical career. During this time, Gareth also tackled his first panto-mime as Prince Charming in Cinderella at Wimbledon Theatre, to which he thoroughly enjoyed.

In 2009, Gareth auditioned for, and impressed, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, which led to him playing the role of Marius in the 25th anniversary tour of Les Misérables. This mammoth ten-month tour played to sell-out audiences as far afield as Manchester, Norwich, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Paris, Bristol and Southampton, ending at the Barbican in London with 22 special performances at the show’s original home. This brand-new production featured new direction, staging and arrangement – and Gareth wowed audiences up and down the country, and a new cast recording was also made. Following on from this successful stint, Cameron Mackintosh asked Gareth to resume the role in the West End, which finished in June 2011.

In the autumn of 2011, Gareth spent time planning and filming a documentary that showed the struggle faced by people with a stammer, Gareth Gates: Stop My Stutter. This emotional journey followed Gareth as he taught young people with a stammer the McGuire technique, in a bid to change their lives. Gareth, now a qualified teacher, spent four days teaching these students and learning about their individual goals and challenges.

In June 2012, Gareth took on his most challenging role to date, one that contained more speech than he has had to tackle before. He played the have-it-all rich kid Eddie in the brand-new musical Loserville at West Yorkshire Playhouse – doubly enjoyable, as he got to work in his home county and spend time with his family. Following this, Gareth joined the cast of Legally Blonde on its UK tour, playing the role of Warner. In addition to this, he toured with a new production of Boogie Nights with The Osmonds, and even sang ‘Puppy Love’ to delighted crowds!

He also appeared on the second series of the popular ITV2 show The Big Reunion, which saw him join other pop stars in creating a new boy band, Fifth Story, who appeared at a sold-out concert at the Ham-mersmith Apollo, London. In addition to releasing The Very Best of Gareth Gates in 2014, Gareth contin-ues to tour, write and produce music. 2016 saw Gareth launch his new venture ‘Cuppanut’ – a coconut hot infusion. An idea he dreamt up and made a reality, as an alternative to caffeinated drinks, it has since been exclusively stocked by Holland and Barrett and has recently scooped eight top food awards!

This year Gareth has just finished touring the UK with Footloose the Musical, where he played the comedy role for the first time! He loved it.