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Archives for April 2012

Stop my Stutter: documentary for BBC3

Gareth led five new students as they undertook their first course on the McGuire programme, and this was recorded for a BBC3 documentary, Stop My Stutter.  Watch it in full here:

You can also watch a clip of Gareth, with student Simon, speaking to Holly and Phil on This Morning.

For more information on the McGuire Programme, go to their website.  You will find general information about stammering on the British Stammering Association page.

Gareth to be ambassador of new charity school in Bradford

According to the Telegraph & Argus newspaper, Gareth will be an ambassador of a new Bradford school.

A Bradford charity which is opening the city’s newest school in September has announced a number of high-profile ambassadors including celebrities from sports, arts and enterprise.

The One In A Million charity has said the ambassadors, who each have a close connection with Bradford, will support its new Free School over the coming years.

The school, a community partner of Bradford City FC with plans to be based at Valley Parade, is the first of its type in the UK and will offer an innovative curriculum based around vocational and academic study.

Read the full story on the T&A website.

Loserville, West Yorkshire Playhouse: 18th June – 14th July

The West Yorkshire Playhouse has announced Loserville as this year’s feature production.  It will star Gareth Gates in the role of Eddie, along with  Aaron Sidwell, Lil’ Chris, Eliza Hope Bennett, and Charlotte Harwood.  

It is a co-production between West Yorkshire Playhouse, Kevin Wallace for First Act! Limited and Youth Music Theatre UK.

From the theatre website:

Welcome to Loserville. It’s 1971. Michael Dork may be a computer geek but he’s invented something that could change the world. He’s also discovered girls: a prospect (almost) as exciting as his love of binary.

Holly is the girl: she has looks and brains and wants to be the first woman in space – well, this is 1971! But will she want Michael? Eddie wants a fast ride to the top and doesn’t care who gets trampled along the way. Leia just wants Eddie. Or Eddie’s babies – well, she thinks she does. Michael’s friends are all set to change the course of history, fashion and dating – in no particular order, but just as soon as possible, especially the dating bit.

Loserville is a new musical written by Elliot Davis and James Bourne (inspired by his Son of Dork album Welcome To Loserville). Now meet the Class of 1971. This is their story and now it’s a musical.

Aaron Sidwell (Michael Dork), Eliza Hope Bennett (Holly) and Gareth Gates (Eddie)

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Sleeping Beauty at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Gareth and the cast of Sleeping Beauty 2012

Gareth will be getting the people of Canterbury into the festive spirit in the Marlowe Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty.  He joins Toyah Wilcox, Katrina Bryan (CBeebies’ Nina And The Neurons) and Marlowe’s local funnyman Ben Roddy.


First night is Friday 30th November, and the show runs, 12 shows a week, right through until 20th January 2013.  A full list of times and prices is available here.

Tickets can be booked in person at the theatre booking office, online from the theatre website, or by calling them on 01227 787787.



Empty Chairs at Empty Tables – live

Gareth’s version of Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, recorded live as part of the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables

Just trying this out

Just trying this out.