Tuesday, April 20

Gareth Gates Les Miserables Concert at Mermaid Theatre

Gareth Gates is currently playing Marius in the tour of Les Miserables.  He and co-star John Owen Jones (who plays the lead John Valjean) will be singing numbers from the show on “Friday Night Is Music Night” with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon at the Mermaid Theatre. They will also be joined by Shona Lindsay and Jacinta Whyte, 

The show is also expected to feature an interview with the show’s lyricist, Alan Boublil.

The  first half of the live show will feature music from an array of musicals, including Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jesus Christ Superstar and Funny Girl  and Gates will sing numbers from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, in which he played the title role in the West End production in 2009.

The second half will largely be devoted to Les Miserables, with around seven numbers performed from the musical.

The concert will be broadcast on Radio 2 at 8:00 pm on Friday 21st May 2010.

Les Miserables is also running in London's West End at the Queens Theatre.

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