It’s time to set sail on a feel-good voyage of friendship, community and music with cast announced for Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical which will be dropping anchor at Newcastle Theatre Royal Tue 11 – Sat 15 Oct 2022.

James Gaddas (CasualtyBad GirlsCoronation StreetThe Girls, Billy Elliot, Monty Python’s Spamalot, MAMMA MIA!) will play Jim, with Parisa Shahmir (The Snow QueenThe Last ShipMAMMA MIA!) playing the role of his daughter, Alwyn. 

They will be joined by Robert Duncan (Drop the Dead DonkeyCasualtyWhere the Heart IsTwelve Angry Men) who will play Jago with Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire, EmmerdaleA Fine RomanceThree Sisters, The Real Thing, Mr Love, The Maintenance Man, Dangerous CornerOf Mice and Men) as his wife, Maggie and Anton Stephans (The X FactorBlues Brothers Meet Soul SistersPorgy and BessStarlight Express, Smokey Joe’s Café) as  Leadville.

Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical is based on the true story of the Cornish singing sensations, Fisherman’s Friends, and the hit 2019 film about their life.  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.  

Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical features hit shanties made famous by the band including Keep Haulin’Nelson’s BloodNo Hopers Jokers & Rogues and many more. 

Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tue 11 – Sat 15 Oct 20232. Tickets are priced from £15.00 and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.

Read more about whats on at the Newcastle Theatre Royal here. Read our recent reviews here.

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