Principal casting has been announced for Fisherman’s Friends: the musical tour which is set to open on tour later this year. The musical is playing from 1st September 2022 at Theatre Royal Plymouth.
After Plymouth, the show will visit Birmingham, Cheltenham and Salford. Then to Milton Keynes, Newcastle and Dublin. In addition to, Cardiff, Bath and Leeds. New additional dates are for Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton and Canterbury. Also visiting, Richmond, Brighton, Oxford and Malvern. Finally, Leicester, Torquay, Truro, Bristol and Glasgow.
Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical is based on the true story of the Cornish singing sensations, Fisherman’s Friends, and the hit 2019 film about their life. When a group of Cornish fishermen came together to sing the traditional working songs they’d sung for generations, they hoped to raise a few quid for charity. Nobody, least of all the fishermen, expected their story to end on the Pyramid stage of Glastonbury. Packed with sea shanties, Fisherman’s Friends is a feelgood voyage about friendship, community and music.
Cast of Fisherman’s Friends the musical tour
James Gaddas (Spamalot) will play Jim, with Parisa Shahmir (The Snow Queen) playing his daughter, Alwyn. Robert Duncan (Drop the Dead Donkey) will play Jago with Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire) as his wife, Maggie. Anton Stephans (finalist in The X Factor) will play Leadville. Further casting to be announced soon.
The creative team for the musical include: The tour is directed by James Grieve and written by Amanda Whittington with choreography by Matt Cole. In addition to musical direction by James Findlay, set and costume design is by Lucy Osborne and musical supervision and arrangements is by David White. More creative team include, sound design by Dan Samson, lighting design by Johanna Town and casting by Jim Arnold.