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Tom Read Wilson joins The SpongeBob Musical UK tour

Wilson will play Squidward at select venues across the country

Tom Read Wilson
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Tom Read Wilson (Celebs Go Dating, Cat in the Hat) is set to join the UK tour of The SpongeBob Musical.

Featuring SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Eugene and Gary the Snail, the musical has original tunes by the likes of Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Sara Bareilles, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Plain White T's and more. It is written by Kyle Jarrow and conceived by Tina Landau, and there are additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton and additional music by Tom Kitt.

The UK premiere tour is set to be directed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson, with the creative team also featuring choreographer Fabian Aloise, designer Steve Howell, musical supervisor Mark Crossland, musical director Marcus Carter-Adams, costume designer Sarah Mercade, lighting and video designer Ben Bull, sound designer Ben Harrison, costume and wig supervisor Megan Rarity, associate choreographer Paris Green and casting director Harry Blumenau casting.

Read Wilson will share the role of Squidward with previously announced cast member Gareth Gates, alongside Divina de Campo as Sheldon J Plankton, Lewis Cornay as SpongeBob, Irfan Damani as Patrick, Chrissie Bhima as Sandy, Richard J Hunt as Mr Krabs, Sarah Freer as Pearl, Eloise Davies as Mrs Puff, Hannah Lowther as Karen and Rebecca Lisewski as Mayor.

Sam Beveridge, Jeremiah Olaleye, Eleanor Turiansky, Rhys Batten and Reece Kerridge complete the company.

Read Wilson is scheduled to appear in Bradford, Manchester, Sheffield, Peterborough, Wolverhampton, Leicester and Aberdeen, while Gates will play the role in Southampton, Birmingham, Oxford, Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff, Blackpool and Norwich.

Further casting for the production’s run at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, in Plymouth and Newcastle is still to be announced.

Tickets for select venues are on sale below.