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Gareth Gates to star in Kent panto

Gareth Gates, Marlowe, Canterbury
Gareth Gates will appear in panto at the Marlowe in Canterbury Credit: Marlowe Theatre

Singers Gareth Gates and Toyah Willcox will be the stars of this year's pantomime Sleeping Beauty at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

They will be joined by Katrina Bryan, better known as Nina from the children's series Ninaand the Neurons.

Gareth Gates will play the Prince. He wasfamously the runner-up to Will Young in the UK’s first Pop Idol on ITV1 in 2002.

He has since carved out a successful career, selling millions of records, releasing threealbums and having four UK number one singles.

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