Principal Cast Announced for Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical at Cardiff’s New Theatre

The world premiere production of Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical will bring its UK & Ireland Tour to Cardiff’s New Theatre from Tue 25 – Sat 29 October 2022.        

Casualty & Coronation Street star, James Gaddas will play Jim, while Parisa Shahmir (Mamma Mia! -UK Tour) will play his daughter, Alwyn. Drop the Dead Donkey star, Robert Duncan will play Jago with star of stage and screen, Susan Penhaligon playing his wife, Maggie. X Factor finalist and stage star Anton Stephans will play Leadville.

The cast of Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical – Anton Stephans, Parisa Shahmir, James Gaddas, Susan Penhaligon & Robert Duncan © Oliver Rosser, Feast Creative

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 Friend’s is a feelgood voyage about friendship, community and music.

Featuring hit shanties including Keep Haulin’, Nelson’s Blood and No Hopers Jokers & Rogues, 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.

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