Fisherman’s Friends Musical UK Tour

Last Updated on 29th June 2022

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

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.

Fisherman's Friends musical UK Tour
Edward Roe, Robert Duncan, Mensah Bediako, Deka Walmsley, Matt Slack, Rakesh Boury, Hadrian Delacey and Dan Buckley. Photo: Steve Tanner

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.

Fisherman's Friends musical UK tour tickets
The 2021 Company of Fisherman’s Friends. Photo: Steve Tanner

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.

Fisherman's Friends musical UK tour
The 2021 company of Fisherman’s Friends the musical. Photo: Steve Tanner

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 the musical announce tour cast

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 Musical UK Tour Dates

1 – 10 September 2022
Theatre Royal, Plymouth
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13 – 17 September 2022
The Alexandra, Birmingham
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20 – 24 September 2022
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
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27 September – 1 October 2022
The Lowry, Salford
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4 – 8 October 2022
Milton Keynes Theatre
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11 – 15 October 2022
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
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18 – 22 October 2022
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
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25 – 29 October 2022
New Theatre, Cardiff
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1 – 5 November 2022
Theatre Royal, Bath
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8 – 19 November 2022
Grand Theatre, LEEDS
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31 January – 4 February 2023
Nottingham Theatre Royal
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7 – 11 February 2023
Lyceum Theatre Sheffield
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14 – 18 February 2023
Mayflower Theatre Southampton
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21 – 25 February 2023
Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
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28 February – 4 March 2023
Richmond Theatre
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7 – 11 March 2023
Theatre Royal Brighton
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14 – 18 March 2023
New Theatre Oxford
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21 – 25 March 2023
Festival Theatre Malvern
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28 March – 1 April 2023
Leicester Curve
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4 – 8 April 2023
Princess Theatre Torquay
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11 – 22 April 2023
Hall for Cornwall Truro
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3 – 6 May 2023
Bristol Hippodrome
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9 – 13 May 2023
King’s Theatre Glasgow
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