Theatre worth traveling for! TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL receives its world premiere this week at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, where its limited season continues until 25 November. Watch our series of videos with stars John Owen-Jones, Noel Sullivan, Dom Hartley-Harris and newcomer Vikki Bebb (and more!) as they lead the 39-strong cast to opening night…
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.
In this epic story of romance, revenge, heartbreak and hope, the 39-strong cast is led by West End and Broadway star John Owen Jones as John Crichton-Stuart, Third Marquess of Bute; Hear’Say’s Noel Sullivan as harbour master, Séamus O’Rourke; Suzanne Packer as landlady Marisha; recent graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Vikki Bebb as valley girl Rowena; and Dom Hartley-Harris as Themba, an African immigrant working the Cardiff docks to avenge his family.
TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL has book and lyrics by Michael Williams, an original score from award-winning Welsh composer Daf James and is directed by Melly Still.