Wales Millennium Centre & Cape Town Opera announce full casting for ‘Tiger Bay the Musical’

Wales Millennium Centre has announced full casting for brand new production Tiger Bay the Musical which receives its world premiere at the iconic venue from 13 – 25 November, 2017, in a co-production with Cape Town Opera.

The 39-strong cast will be led by the previously announced John Owen Jones as John Crichton-Stuart, Third Marquess of ButeNoel Sullivan as harbour master, SéamusO’Rourke; Suzanne Packer as landlady Marisha; Vikki Bebb as valley girl, Rowena; and Ruby Llewellyn and Louise Harvey, who share the role of Ianto.

They will be joined by Dom Hartley-Harris who will complete the principal cast as Themba, an African immigrant working the Cardiff docks to avenge his family, and Zolani Shangase, who will travel from South Africa to reprise the role of Yusef, following previews of the musical in Cape Town earlier this year.

Also joining from Cape Town are Busisiwe NgejaneLuvo Rasemeni and Ernestine Stuurman.

Liz May Brice will play clairvoyant, Leonora Piper, and Ian Virgo, Adam Vaughan and Rhidian Marc will play donkeymen, Bosun and Arwyn and First Mate/Locke, respectively.

Welsh performers Zoe George, Lucy Elson and Elin Llwyd will play shop girls of the famed David Morgan department store. They will be joined by Jamal Andréas, Lee Dillon-Stuart, Kit Esuruoso, Soophia Foroughi, Daniel Graham, Carl Man, Kayed Mohamed-Mason, Cilla Silvia, Josh Tonks, Emma Warren and Stephanie Webber.

Ten boisterous young Welsh actors and actresses have been cast as the gang of water boys: Amaree Ali aged 12 from Grangetown, Lefi Jô Hughes aged 10 from Canton, Lowri Elin Hughes aged 14 from Caerphilly, Shakira Lorenza aged 12 from Butetown, Amelia Jenkins aged 14 from Bridgend, Mimi Nanud aged 13 from Barry, Lauren Price aged 11 from Rhiwbina, Mallers Saltus-Hendrickson aged 9 from Butetown, Cadi-Gwen Sandall, aged 10 from Whitchurch and Efan Williams aged 9 from Canton.

At the dawn of the 20th Century in the flamboyant multi-ethnic community of Cardiff’s Butetown, extreme poverty meets supreme wealth, gangs of street children roam the docks, coal is King, and in the notorious public houses and alleyways of the city’s underworld, a revolution is brewing.

A fictional story of romance, revenge, heartbreak and hope, the world premiere production of Tiger Bay the Musical is on from Monday 13 to Saturday 25 November 2017 at Wales Millennium Centre.

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