Gareth Snook loves doing it twice a day on the west end stage. He has been seen in west end classics like My Fair Lady, Sunset Boulevard and most recently The Phantom of the Opera.
Gareth is about to star in The World Goes Round at the Union Theatre. A revue of Kander and Ebbs work, including songs from “Chicago”, “Cabaret” and “Kiss of the Spiderwoman”.
I caught up with Gareth for a cup of tea and a chat about the show and of course himself!
Can you tell me about yourself and your career highlights to date?
I’ve just finished playing Andre in Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s and a highlight was being asked to play to role in the 25th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
What is the show about and what role you play within it?
The show is a retrospective look at Kander and Ebb’s work. It means a lot to me to be doing this show as I was fortunate to work with them when I appeared in the original London cast of the Rink earlier in my career.
If we asked your friends to describe you in three words, what would they be?
Well, I hope they’d say – Loyal, Witty and devilishly attractive.
Do you have any dream roles that you would love to have a go at playing?
I’d like to have a go at Sweeny Todd – I’m a huge fan on Sondhiem
If you could be the opposite sex for the day, what musical theatre role would you like to have a go at playing?
Sticking with that theme, how about Mrs Lovett.
Do you have a favourite Musical Theatre show or song that means a lot to you?
Well, one of my favourite was my first west end show “The Hired Man” by Howard Goodall – the score in astounding.
Finally. If you were going to name a pet, what theatre character name would you choose?
Gus from Cats. It was one of my favourite ever roles and I was lucky enough to be there for it’s closing in the West End.
Thank you for having Tea With Wilma