Gareth Gates and Divina de Campo to star in The Spongebob Musical in Blackpool 2023

Gareth Gates will star in Spongebob The Musical <i>(Image: Winter Gardens Blackpool)</i>
Gareth Gates will star in Spongebob The Musical (Image: Winter Gardens Blackpool)

Gareth Gates and Divina de Campo are set to star in The Spongebob Musical and the performance will be available to see at Winter Gardens Blackpool this summer.

Gates, who plays Squidward, came runner-up in the UK’s 1st Pop Idol in 2002 and went on to sell over 5 million records worldwide including five UK number-one singles.

He’s played a number of theatre roles including Marius in 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.

Divina de Campo is a seasoned British drag queen and singer who was recently crowned runner-up on the first series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

She will play Sheldon J. Plankton in The Spongebob Musical.

De Campo has featured on ITV’s The Voice and the BBC’s All Together Now and is known for her high soprano and four-octave range.

Her 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's cast also includes:

  • Lewis Cornay as Spongebob

  • Irfan Damani as Patrick Star

  • Chrissie Bhima as Sandy

  • Richard J Hunt as Mr Krabs

  • Sarah Freer as Pearl

  • Eloise Davies’ as Mrs Puff

  • Hannah Lowther as Karen

  • Rebecca Lisewski as Mayor

The stage show will see Spongebob and friends realise that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, Bikini Bottom.

They must come together to save the fate of their undersea world and when all hope is lost, a hero rises.

Tickets can be booked via the Spongebob Stage website.

Guests can expect to see The Spongebob Musical bring magical choreography, dazzling costumes and more to the performances in Blackpool from June 13-17, 2023.