Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, the critically acclaimed MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS is back – celebrating the very best songs from the shows we all know and love!
With a host of everyone’s favourite numbers from the pen of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Boublil & Schonberg, the talented cast of MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS will evoke the true spirit of the stage, with brilliant vocals, incredible choreography, stunning costumes and a spectacular light show, to bring you the very best show in town!
From the bittersweet ‘All I Ask Of You’ to the powerful ‘One Day More’, sit back and enjoy two hours of unforgettable London and New York favourites, brought to you by a cast direct from the West End, including Gareth Gates and Michael Courtney – ‘A Pure Slice Of Entertainment’!
Gates and Courtney will head the cast of the 10th Anniversary Production, starting at the Palace Theatre Redditch on 1st October 2015.
Gareth Gates rose to fame in the inaugural Pop Idol TV show in 2001/2. He became a household name making it to the most memorable of these finals, when he went up against Will Young. He went on to sell over 5 million records worldwide and have hits across the globe. His version of Unchained Melody sold over a million copies in the UK and is the third best-selling single of the Noughties, whilst Anyone of Us was an international hit. He is also the youngest ever-male solo artist to debut at number 1.
More recently Gareth has had a hugely enjoyable and successful career in musical theatre and has appeared in Les Miserables, Legally Blonde and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
In 2014 he picked up his skates again to appear in the last ever TV series of Dancing on Ice. This finale bought back show winners and viewers favourites to compete for one last time! He also found time to join a band and become part of the second series of the Big Reunion, in the super group 5th Story, alongside Dane Bowers, Adam Rickitt, Kenzie and Kavana. This newly formed boy band will play arenas across the country this autumn with Blue, 5ive, Damage and 3T. Then in November Gareth will taking a totally different show on the road, with his acoustic band set up, playing all the old hits together with new songs.
Michael Courtney has produced and directed the UK tours of the critically acclaimed Mad About The Musicals, Waterloo, Shakin All Over, Its D’Lovely, A Night Of Musicals, over 30 UK Pantomimes and was nominated as the UK Producer of The Year by Encore Magazine. He is currently on tour in his show, Love Changes Everything and will direct a new stage comedy in 2015, 69 Shades of Black, starring ex-Steps singer and actress Faye Tozer.
MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS TOUR 2015
1 OCT PALACE THEATRE REDDITCH
2 OCT OCTAGON THEATRE YEOVIL
3 OCT STOCKPORT PLAZA
4 OCT BEACON THEATRE GREENOCK
7 OCT THE PLAYHOUSE WHITLEY
8 OCT BATHS HALL SCUNTHORPE
9 OCT GROVE THEATRE DUNSTABLE
10 OCT WYVERN SWINDON
11 OCT HALL FOR CORNWALL, TRURO
14 OCT WEBSTER THEATRE ARBROATH
15 OCT ROTHES HALL, GLENROTHES
16 OCT PALACE THEATRE KILMARNOCK
17 OCT FORUM THEATRE BILLINGHAM
18 OCT MARLOWE, CANTERBURY
20 OCT DG ONE DUMFRIES
21 OCT OPERA HOUSE BUXTON
22 OCT HAMILTON TOWN HOUSE THEATRE
23 OCT LYCEUM, CREWE
24 OCT FAIRFIELD HALL, CROYDON
28 OCT POMEGRANATE THEATRE, CHESTERFIELD
29 OCT TOWNGATE THEATRE, BASILDON
30 OCT LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE POOLE
31 OCT FORUM THEATRE, MALVERN THEATRES
1 NOV LPAC, LINCOLN
2 NOV OLDHAM COLISEUM, OLDHAM
4 NOV GRAND THEATRE PORTHCAWL
5 NOV FLORAL PAVILION, NEW BRIGHTON
6 NOV BARBICAN, YORK
7 NOV ST. ALBANS ARENA
8 NOV THE ROSES TEWKESBURY
Wednesday 29th October 2014