It was devastating for everyone when it was announced that EJB Entertainment (the company producing the UK tour of Hair) had gone completely bankrupt! Luckily everyone was entitled to a refund, and my Mum got the money back for the tickets which were one of my Christmas presents.
Then it was officially announced that Gareth was to star in the new musical “Loserville” by ex-Busted member turned Musical Theatre producer James Bourne.
“New British Musical LOSERVILLE, written by Elliot Davis and James Bourne member of pop-rock bands Busted and Son of Dork, smashes onto West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Quarry stage this summer in a musical mash-up about dating, binary and staying true to your dreams. Aaron Sidwell takes on the role of the super-smart geek Michael Dork who with a little help from his friends Lucas – Richard Lowe, Francis –Lil’ Chris, and the beautiful and brainy Holly played by Eliza Hope Bennett is about to revolutionise the world – as long as Gareth Gates’ have-it-all rich-kid Eddie doesn’t screw it all up for them. And then there’s Leia – Charlotte Harwood the most popular girl in school. Steven Dexter directs this new original musical inspired by Son of Dork’s album WELCOME TO LOSERVILLE from 18 June – 14 July.”
The new role will be a challenge for Gareth as it’s a BIG speaking role. Also his character “Eddie” is “The bad guy” ,something that Gareth hasn’t done before, as in the past he has played extremely likeable characters such as “Joseph” in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” and Law student turned revolutionary “Marius” in “Les Miserables”
The cast start rehearsals next week and I’m hoping to get tickets to see the show for a 20th birthday present! So fingers crossed!
Upcoming media interviews
I was DELIGHTED today when it was announced on Gareth’s official site that he had some upcoming TV interviews. March 27th was a great day as Gareth appeared on ITV1 “This Morning” followed by “Stop My Stutter” on BBC3 at 9pm.
He does have a fair few radio interviews, however today these popped up on www.garethgates.com (his official site) !!
BBC Breakfast News – 8.20am, Mon May 14th
Radio 2 Graham Norton – 12.30pm, Sat May 19th
I really hope that Gareth uses these interviews to promote the upcoming musical “Loserville” as it would be an ideal opportunity !! I loved the fact that on BBC radio 1 the other day when Gareth was being interviewed that he managed to slip a mention of the show into the interview. James Bourne was also impressed !
Just heard about the Loserville plug on RADIO 1 🙂 nice one
So as always I wish Gareth Gates all the best…. Give him a follow on twitter www.twitter.com/Gareth_Gates !!
Now I’m just hoping that I get to see Loserville as a 20th birthday present …. FINGERS CROSSED !! 😀