Pop Idol star Gareth Gates is mad about the musicals

Gareth Gates
Gareth Gates

Pop star Gareth Gates leads a cast of West End actors in Mad about the Musicals.

Numbers from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb and Andrew Lloyd Webber are included in the show which comes to Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre on Wednesday, October 28 as part of its tenth anniversary tour.

Gareth, who went into musicals after performing in TV shows Pop Idol and Dancing on Ice, faces a new challenge in this latest production. He said: “I’ve never sung anything from Jesus Christ Superstar show and I am singing the amazing ‘Heaven on their Minds’ in this show.”

His first professional musical theatre job was the lead in Joseph in the West End. He went on to perform in his favourite musical, Les Miserables, playing Marius on tour and in London’s theatre capital. He said: “The music is moving and epic, It has a special place in my heart.”

Tickets to Mad About The Musicals cost £25 and £23.