Pop Idol Finalist & Dancing on Ice Star Gareth Gates in Spoonful Of Stiles & Drewe Charity Gala


Pop Idol Finalist & Dancing on Ice Star Gareth Gates in Spoonful Of Stiles & Drewe Charity Gala

Pop Idol Finalist & Dancing on Ice Star Gareth Gates, is to star in A Spoonful of Stiles & Drewe, a one night charity gala performance, at Her Majesty’s Theatre on Sunday 6 July 2008, in support of Mercury Musical Developments, an organisation working to nurture new British musical theatre writing.

He will join a cast of West End names including Joanna Riding, Clive Rowe, Leanne Jones, Helena Blackman, Daniel Boys.

Gareth Gates will headline an exclusive preview of material from Soho Cinders, the new musical by Stiles & Drewe. Commenting on his new adventure, Gareth says: “I’ve always been into the theatre and going to musicals, and often imagined myself being part of an amazing West End production, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get involved with A Spoonful of Stiles & Drewe. As well as admiring George Stiles and Anthony Drewe for everything they’ve achieved in the industry, I can’t wait to get a taste of what life in the theatre’s all about.”

The gala celebrates 25 years of songwriting by the Olivier Award winning duo of musical theatre composer George Stiles and lyricist Anthony Drewe, whose credits include "Honk!" (Olivier, NT in 1999); "Peter Pan" (Royal Festival Hall in 2001 and 2002); "Just So" (Chichester 2004); new songs for "Mary Poppins" (Prince Edward in 2004).

It will also feature special guest appearances by Stiles and Drewe themselves.

The gala is produced by Neil Eckersley and Paul Spicer for Speckulation Entertainment with creative direction by Paul Spicer, staging by Chris Hocking, musical supervision by George Stiles, musical direction by David Randall, choreography by Rebecca Giacopazzi and sound by Mark Dunne.

 

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