Last Updated on 3rd April 2023
Following a sold-out season at the Hall For Cornwall, the world premiere production of Fisherman’s Friends the Musical UK tour has been announced for 2022-23.
Fisherman’s Friends Musical UK Tour
Based on the true story of the Cornish singing sensations Fisherman’s Friends and the 2019 film about their life, the Fisherman’s Friends Musical UK and Ireland tour has been announced starting at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 1 September 2022.
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, Fishermans Friends the musical is a feelgood voyage about friendship, community and music.
Featuring hit shanties made famous by the band including Keep Haulin’, Nelson’s Blood, No Hopers Jokers & Rogues and many more.
The band said, “Well not only did they make a film that we are not in, now there is a musical which we are not in as they dint think we were handsome enough to play ourselves! BUT we are thrilled that our musical is going on tour next year. We’ve seen it and it’s bloody fantastic and the music will blow you away. You’re all going to have a brilliant time.”
The Fisherman’s Friends musical UK tour is directed by James Grieve (former Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough and former Associate Director of the Bush Theatre) and written by Amanda Whittington (one of the UK’s most performed playwrights, having written Be My Baby for Soho Theatre, Ladies Day for Hull Truck and Satin n Steel for Nottingham Playhouse – Fisherman’s Friends is Amanda’s first book musical adaptation), with choreography by Matt Cole (Olivier-nominated for Fiddler On The Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the West End; Oklahoma! for Chichester Festival Theatre), 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.
The hit 2019 Fisherman’s Friends movie delighted fans across the world and now the sequel film will be released next year.
Fisherman’s Friends musical UK Tour is produced by ROYO, Flying Fish Productions, Mighty Village, with Island Records, David Mirvish and Cornwall Playhouse Productions.
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FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS THE MUSICAL TRAILER
Fisherman’s Friends Musical UK Tour Dates
4 – 8 April 2023
Princess Theatre Torquay
11 – 22 April 2023
Hall for Cornwall Truro
3 – 6 May 2023
9 – 13 May 2023
King’s Theatre Glasgow