Review: Footloose, Festival Theatre

Review: Footloose, Festival Theatre

Uplifting Eighties classics? Check! Celebrity cast? Check! Brilliantly tacky costumes? Check! There’s no denying that the casting of Gareth Gates as the simple but oh-so-loveable Willard in Footloose: The Musical was what guaranteed to show to be a complete sell-out when it arrived at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre earlier this week. However, it was the infectiously energetic dance routines and talented cast that ensured the audience left their seats smiling. Based on the cult 1984 movie…

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Interview: Gareth Gates

Interview: Gareth Gates

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 15 years since Pop Idol catapulted Gareth Gates into the spotlight. After selling more than three million records, the baby-faced singer rediscovered his love of performing by reinventing himself as a musical theatre performer. Against all odds, he’s since attracted rave reviews after being cast in everything from Legally Blonde to Les Miserables. Next week, Gareth will be in Edinburgh to perform in Footloose: The Musical at the…

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