The producers of the world premiere production of FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL have announced the cast and additional touring locations for the UK & Ireland Tour, which will set sail on 1 September 2022 at the Theater Royal Plymouth.
James Gaddas (Casualty (BBC One), Bad Girls (ITV), Coronation Street (ITV), The Girls, Billy Elliot, Monty Python’s Spamalot, MAMMA MIA! (All West End) will play Jim Parisa Shamir (The Snow Queen (The Rose Theatre), The Last Ship (Northern Stage, UK & Ireland Tour) and MAMMA MIA! (UK Tour) will play his daughter Alwyn. Robert Duncan (Drop the Dead Donkey (Channel 4), Casualty (BBC), Where the Heart Is (ITV) Twelve Angry Men (Garrick Theatre, UK & Ireland Tour) will play Jago Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire (ITV), Emmerdale (ITV), A Fine Romance (ITV), Three Sisters, The Real Thing, Mr Love, The Maintenance Man, Dangerous Corner and Of Mice and Men (all West End) will play his woman, Maggie. Anton Stephans (Finalist on The X Factor ITV), Blues Brothers Meet Soul Sisters (Theatre Royal, Windsor), Porgy and Bess (UK Tour), Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Starlight Express (UK Tour) Smokey Joe’s Cafe (1st UK Tour/Broadway and US Tour) play in Leadville.
Further cast is yet to be announced.
The UK & Ireland Tour follows a hugely successful, sold-out season at Hall for Cornwall, where box office records were broken, making it the best-selling production at Hall in Cornwall in its 25-year history. The production will also have its North American premiere this Christmas in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theater.
FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL is based on the true story of Cornish singing sensation Fisherman’s Friends and the hit 2019 film about her life. When a group of Cornish fishermen got together to sing the traditional work songs they had sung for generations, they hoped to raise a few pounds for charity. Nobody, least of all the fishermen, expected their story to end on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage. Packed with sea shanties, FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS is a feel-good journey about friendship, community and music.
Featuring hits made famous by the band including Keep Haulin’, Nelson’s Blood, No Hopers Jokers & Rogues and many more.
FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL directed by James Grieve and written by Amanda Whittington with choreography by Matt ColeMusical direction by James FindleyStage and costume design by Lucy Osbornemusical support and arrangements by David WhiteSound design by Dan Samsonlight design by Johanna Stadt and casting by Jim Arnold.
The hit 2019 film FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS, written by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard and Piers Ashworth, has delighted fans around the world with the sequel Fisherman’s Friends: One and All, due out on August 19, 2022 in the UK.
FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL is produced by ROYO, Flying Fish Productions, Mighty Village, with Island Records, David Mirvish and Cornwall Playhouse Productions.
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