The cast for the world premiere of Fisherman’s Friends – The Musical at the Hall for Cornwall has been announced.

Calum Callaghan plays Danny, a fish-out-of-water music manager who stumbles across a group of shanty singing fishermen in Port Isaac, Cornwall. The leader of the band, Jim, played by Deka Walmsley, takes some convincing to sign up his friends and family to the world of music recording.

He is joined by his fellow fishermen: Jago played by Robert Duncan, Leadville played by Mensah Bediako, Rowan played by Dan Buckley, Dinger played by Rakesh Boury, Wiggie played by Matt Slack and Archie played by Hadrian Delacey. The band is completed by Cornish actor Edward Rowe.

Susie Blake joins the company as pub landlady Maggie, alongside Parisa Shahmir as Alwyn, Deborah Tracey as record label manager Leah and Georgia Bruce as Sally.

The cast is completed by on-stage actor-musicians, James William-Pattison, Annie Grace, John O’Mahony, Louise Beadel and musicians Hazel Askew, Alfie Gidley and Musical Director James Findlay.

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 the story to end on the Pyramid stage of Glastonbury. Packed with sea shanties, Fisherman’s Friends 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, Sweet Maid Of Madeira and many more.

Fisherman’s Friends – The Musical is directed by James Grieve and written by Amanda Whittington, with choreography by Matt Cole, set and costume design by Lucy Osborne, musical supervision by David White, sound design by Dan Samson, lighting design by Johanna Town and casting by Jim Arnold.

Performances will run from 13th October – 30th October 2021 and this will be Hall for Cornwall’s first major production to take to the stage following the ongoing multi-million pound transformation of the venue in the centre of Truro.

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The cast of Fisherman’s Friends – The Musical

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