Gareth Gates to join cast of Les Miserables at Queen's

Gareth Gates will join the cast of Les Miserables, at the Queen's Theatre, in the role of 'Marius' from Mon 18 Oct to Sat 20 Nov 2010 and Mon 31 Jan to Sat 18 Jun 2011.

Gareth Gates, has appeared as 'Marius' in the 25th Anniversary Touring production of Les Misérables. He found fame finishing runner-up in the first ever Pop Idol in 2002. Gareth appeared in ITV1’s “Dancing on Ice” and went on to participate in the “Dancing on Ice” UK Tour. He starred as ‘Joseph’ in "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", at the Adelphi Theatre in 2009.

The Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Miserables originally opened at the Barbican Theatre on 8 Oct 1985. It transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on 3 April 2004.

Les Miserables, which concerns Love and bravery in 19th century France during the revolutionary struggles, is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton. It is adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

The musical has been seen by over 57 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages. There have been 34 cast recordings of "Les Miserables", including the multi-platinum London cast recording and the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums. The video of the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert has sold well over one million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling musical videos in the UK.

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