Monday, April 16

Rufus Hound joins Katherine Kingsley in Dusty the Musical as more cast announced

On Dusty Springfield's birthday (she was born on this day in 1939) more casting has been announced for the tour of the new musical Dusty, which will have its world premiere at Theatre Royal Bath in June before moving on to The Lyceum in Sheffield, Newcastle Theatre Royal, and The Lowry in Salford.

Joining the previously announced lead Katherine Kingsley (Singin' in the Rain) will be Rufus Hound (The Wind in the Willows) as Dusty's manager Billings and Roberta Taylor (EastEnders) as Dusty's mother Kay.
The full cast will include Ishmail Aaron, Jenny Bolt, Alex Bowen, Esther Coles, Joelle Dyson, Joanna Francis, Paul Grunert, Ella Kenion, Adam Lyons, Lisa Mathieson, Katharine Pearson, Micha Richardson, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Hampus Lee Strand and Chad Wilder, with further casting still to be announced.

Written by Olivier-nominated writer Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing), the show has direction by Maria Friedman (Stepping Out) with design by Tom Pye and choreography by Tim Jackson.

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