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Gareth Gates

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Gareth Gates#1
Posted: 11/26/08 at 7:30am
So it's official. I really, really, f*cking hate the show so my curiosity isn't strong enough to sit through it again to see how he does. I don't think his voice has the power to be convincing, but I like him so I hope he surprises me.
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re: Gareth Gates#2
Posted: 11/26/08 at 7:50am
agreed, unless he has developed a much stronger voice, i don't think he has the power behind his voice to carry this off.
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re: Gareth Gates#2
Posted: 11/26/08 at 8:34am
Having never seen the show done professionally, I was looking forward to seeing the show when I come over to the UK from Australia in January.

Should I catch Lee while he's still in, or should I just wait till Gareth takes over?
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re: Gareth Gates#3
Posted: 11/26/08 at 8:37am
Lee sounds like a muppet at times but he has stage presence. See him while you can.
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re: Gareth Gates#4
Posted: 11/26/08 at 9:03am
Just DON'T go go go !!!!
There are so many far superior shows that you should see before even thinking of seeing this!
Regular posters will now bombard you with suggestions! Go with them!
'Hairspray' -there's a start and there's no sign of that arriving down under anytime soon. As long as you go Tue to sat you'll stil get to seethe original cast!
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re: Gareth Gates#5
Posted: 11/26/08 at 9:06am
oh you so dont need a powerful voice, or even a half decent voice to play Joseph...just look at Craig on the UK tour..BLOODY DREADFUL,As is the Narrator, as is the bland pharaoh etc etc etc

Joseph must be banned for the sanity of Front Of House staff around the world lol
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
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re: Gareth Gates#6
Posted: 11/26/08 at 9:07am
.....as Kenwright books the Manchester Palace again for two weeks next year!
lol

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re: Gareth Gates#7
Posted: 11/26/08 at 9:22am
BFO2, if you're looking to see it done professionally, my advice would be to stay well away from the Adelphi. Seriously, although Lee Mead is good, the show just looks like a giant dog has eaten a school play and a whole load of tinsel, gone into the Adelphi and shat it out with great difficulty on the stage. Don't waste your time on it... go and see Zorro!!
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re: Gareth Gates#8
Posted: 11/26/08 at 9:23am
Thanks Mama. I think I might give it a miss actually, and I don't really feel like trying to get tickets for the last week (which'll probably be sold out with middle aged Lee fanatics anyway)

I just saw a great video of Michael Ball in Hairspray from "the site that shall not be named" and he seemed to hit the role out of the ball park. I know he extended a while back, but when is he scheduled to leave?
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re: Gareth Gates#9
Posted: 11/26/08 at 9:25am
April with already talk a possibly stay till Jul /Aug for the summer trade!
You will love it!
Updated On: 11/26/08 at 09:25 AM
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re: Gareth Gates#10
Posted: 11/26/08 at 2:41pm
Like everyone says, Hairspray is a good start - catch this cast as they are superlative.

It would be difficult to get me into a revival of a revival (Joseph, Oliver) or a jukebox musical.

The Donmar and National are always worth checking out.