The Spongebob Musical has released its cast for the UK premier tour.
The Spongebob Musical is based on the popular animated television series of the same name. The musical made its debut in 2016 and has since become a beloved production for audiences of all ages.
The cast for The Spongebob Musical:
- Squidward – Gareth Gates
- Sheldon J. Plankton – Divina de Campo
- Spongebob – Lewis Cornay
- Patrick – Irfan Damani
- Sandy – Chrissie Bhima
- Mr Krabs – Richard J Hunt
- Pearl – Sarah Freer
- Mrs Puff – Eloise Davies
- Karen – Hannah Lowther
- Mayor – Rebecca Lisewski
They are joined by Sam Beveridge, Jeremiah Olaleye, Eleanor Turiansky, Rhys Batten and Reece Kerridge.
The musical has music by David Bowie, Tom Kitt, They Might Be Giants, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, Cyndi Lauper, and more. With a book by Kyle Jarrow.
The tour will open at Southampton on 5 April 2023, before visiting Birmingham, Bradford, Oxford, Dublin, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Blackpool, Peterborough, Wolverhampton, Norwich, Leicester and Aberdeen ahead of spending five weeks over the summer at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall prior to visiting Plymouth.
The tour is set to be directed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson (she/her), with choreographer Fabian Aloise (he/him), designer Steve Howell (he/him), musical supervisor Mark Crossland (he/him), musical director Marcus Carter-Adams (he/him), costume designer Sarah Mercade (she/her), lighting and video designer Ben Bull (he/him), sound designer Ben Harrison (he/him), costume and wig supervisor Megan Rarity (she/her), associate choreographer Paris Green (she/her) and casting director Harry Blumenau casting (he/him).