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The SpongeBob Musical


Evenings: 7pm
Matinees: Sat 2.30pm
Running time: 2hrs 25mins (including interval)
Recommended: 6+; this production contains strobe lighting and haze and smoke effects throughout. There will also be bubbles effects over the audience. 


*selected seats, available on all performances except Sat 9 Sep, 2.30pm

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and has become the hottest star on Broadway? SpongeBob SquarePants!
When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world!

Starring Pop Idol’s Gareth Gates and Ru-Paul’s Drag Race legend Divina De Campo, The SpongeBob Musical is written by Kyle Jarrow and conceived by Tina Landau and features a tidal wave of original songs by the world’s most iconic rock and pop artists, including Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler, and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Additional music by Tom Kitt.

The SpongeBob Musical is a hilarious deep-sea pearl of a show that is set to make a splash with audiences young and old as the must-see musical of 2023.

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