Dusty, a new musical based on the life of legendary performer Dusty Springfield is to tour in 2018. Written by Jonathan Harvey, Dusty the Dusty Springfield musical tour will start in Bath in June 2018.
To celebrate Dusty Springfield’s birthday today (16 April) casting has been announcedsfor Dusty, a new musical about her life written by BAFTA and Olivier nominated writer Jonathan Harvey and to be directed by Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman.
London born Dusty Springfield’s career started in the late 1950’s. She soon became known across the world for her soulful voice and iconic look with hits spanning four decades. Dusty was recently voted one of the most influential women of the last 100 years in a poll by BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme. Her 1969 masterpiece ‘Dusty In Memphis’ is considered one of the greatest albums of all time and Dusty has been inducted into both the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame.
Dusty draws on the memories of her close friend, manager and authorised biographer Vicki Wickham, her lifelong personal assistant Pat Rhodes, and friend and record company executive Tris Penna.
The cast of Dusty includes Katherine Kingsley (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Piaf, Singin’ In The Rain) as Dusty, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Wind In The Willows) as Dusty’s manager Billings and Roberta Taylor (The Bill, 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.
Dusty the new Dusty Springfield musical tour features many of the singer’s blazingly soulful pop hits, including I Only Want to Be with You, Son of a Preacher Man and You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.
DUSTY THE DUSTY SPRINGFIELD MUSICAL TOUR
Saturday 23 June – Saturday 7 July 2018
Theatre Royal Bath
Wednesday 10 July – Saturday 14 July 2018
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
Tuesday 17 July – Saturday 21 July 2018
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 24 July – Saturday 28 July 2018
The Lowry, Salford
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