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Momentous Musicals at New Wimbledon Theatre

Posted: 13 June 2012
Momentous Musicals at New Wimbledon Theatre


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For one night only, the finest voices of the West End stage perform Momentous Musicals, a brand new concert celebration showcasing soaring ballads and fondly remembered songs from the most significant musicals of our generation.

Gareth Gates leads this sophisticated homage to musical theatre, featuring the songs, Empty Chairs At Empty Tables (Les Misérables), For Good (Wicked), Why God, Why? (Miss Saigon), Seasons of Love (Rent) and many more. Gareth is joined by a cast of West End stars including Jonathan Ansell, Daniel Boys, Emma Williams and Rachael Wooding.

The show will also include a stunning ensemble of dancers and a live on stage band.

Gareth Gates is renowned for being one of the top-selling UK artists in history having sold over 3 million singles in the UK. He has recently carved out an enviable niche for himself as a lead musical theatre artist, with coveted starring roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Les Misérables. Currently Gareth is rehearsing for the world première of the brand new British musical Loserville at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Jonathan Ansell is best known for his sensational tenor voice and shot to fame with pop opera group G4 on the first series of The X Factor. Previous theatre credits include the lead role of The Man in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind. He most recently starred in A Tale of Two Cities at The Charing Cross Theatre, London.

Daniel Boys is well known for his appearance on the hugely successful BBC TV talent show Any Dream Will Do. Previous credits include the title role in the world première of a new musical production of Peter Pan and the role of Princeton/Rod in the West End production of Avenue Q  for which he won the 2009 Whatsonstage Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role.

Joining them will be Olivier Award Nominee Emma Williams who made her West End debut as Truly Scrumptious in the original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Her other theatre credits include Luisa in Zorro and Jenny in Love Story.

Rachael Wooding recently played the lead role of Mary Delgado in the long-running West End production of the smash-hit musical Jersey Boys. Her previous theatre credits include Amber in Hairspray and Meat in We Will Rock You.

Momentous Musicals is produced by Neil Eckersley for Speckulation Entertainment (Christmas in New York and Idina Menzel at the Royal Albert Hall). It is directed by John Garfield-Roberts, with musical direction by George Dyer and choreography by Racky Plews.

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