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Gareth Gates to star in UK tour of Footloose

Gareth Gates will star in Footloose.
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Gareth Gates will lead the cast of a new production of musical Footloose that will tour the UK.

It opens at Bridlington Spa on January 29 and continues until August next year, when it plays at the Hippodrome in Bristol.

The show is directed by Racky Plews, who was behind American Idiot at the Arts Theatre in London, which will also tour the UK next year.

It has choreography by Matthew Cole, design by Sara Perks and musical supervision by Mark Crossland. It is produced by David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree for Sell a Door Theatre Company, and Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment.

Footloose has music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford.

It is presented by arrangement with R and H Theatricals Europe.

Further casting has yet to be announced.


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