Gareth Gates and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Divina de Campo will star in the Tony Award-nominated, award-winning THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, which will have its Irish Premiere in Dublin at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from May 9-13
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THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is based on the animated series by Stephen Hillenburg, written by Kyle Jarrow and conceived by Tina Landau. It even features an extraordinary soundtrack with original songs by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, The Flaming Lips, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend and Panic! At the Disco with additional songs by David Bowie! And you can read more about the music here.
It is a stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show which if great for fans of the cartoon and fun for the whole family. An exciting new production featuring irresistible characters, magical choreography and dazzling costumes in a must-see musical of 2023.
The story follows the citizens of Bikini Bottom who discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home when SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world.
Squidward is plaed by Gareth Gates (he/him) who shot to fame in 2002, coming runner-up in the UK’s first Pop Idol. He went on to sell over 5-million records worldwide including five UK number-one singles. His theatre credits include playing Marius in the both the West End and 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the West End and on tour, Warner in the UK tour of Legally Blonde and Willard in the UK tour of Footloose.
Seasoned British drag queen and singer (who was recently crowned runner up on the first Series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK), Divina De Campo (she/her) takes on the role as Sheldon J. Plankton. Known for her high soprano and four -octave range, Divina has been featured on ITV’s The Voice and the BBC’s All Together Now. Her critically acclaimed theatre credits include Mary Sunshine in Chicago and most recently her award nominated performance as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL also stars Lewis Cornay (he/him) as SpongeBob, Irfan Damani (he/him) as Patrick, Chrissie Bhima (she/her) as Sandy, Richard J Hunt (he/him) as Mr Krabs, Sarah Freer (she/her) as Pearl, Eloise Davies (she/her) as Mrs Puff, Hannah Lowther (she/her) as Karen and Rebecca Lisewski (she/her) as Mayor. They are joined by Sam Beveridge (he/him), Jeremiah Olaleye (he/him), Eleanor Turiansky (she/her), Rhys Batten (he/him) and Reece Kerridge (he/him).
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