The producers of the world premiere production of Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical announce the full cast for the UK & Ireland tour, setting sail from 1 September 2022 at Theatre Royal Plymouth.
The production will also make its North American premiere, opening at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, Canada on 27 November 2022 for a limited Christmas season, before returning to the UK in 2023.
Jason Langley will play record promoter Danny, Dan Buckley will play Rowan, Dakota Starr will play Ben, Pete Gallagher will play Wiggie, Hadrian Delacey will play Archie, Fia Houston-Hamilton will play Leah, Hazel Monaghan will play Sally, John O’Mahony will play Eddy, Louisa Beadel will play Morwenna, Becky Hurst will play Grace and James William-Pattison will play Owen, with musicians Hazel Askew, Mel Biggs, and Alfie Gidley with the band being lead by Musical Director James Findlay, and ensemble cast Hazel Simmons, Janet Mooney, Dominic Brewer and Martin Carroll.
They will be joining the previously announced James Gaddas as Jim, Parisa Shahmir as Alwyn, Robert Duncan as Jago, Susan Penhaligon as Maggie and Anton Stephans as Leadville.
The UK, Ireland and Canada tour follows a highly successful, sold-out season at Hall for Cornwall, where box office records were smashed, making it the biggest selling production in Hall for Cornwall’s 25-year history.
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.
Featuring hit shanties made famous by the band including Keep Haulin’, Nelson’s Blood, No Hopers Jokers & Rogues and many more.
Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical is directed by James Grieve and written by Amanda Whittington with choreography by Matt Cole, musical direction by James Findlay, set and costume design by Lucy Osborne, musical supervision and arrangements by David White, sound design by Dan Samson, lighting design by Johanna Town and casting by Jim Arnold.