Tiger Bay
Tiger Bay

14 - 25 NOV 2017




Tiger Bay, early 1900s. Extreme poverty meets supreme wealth. Gangs of street children roam the docks. Coal is king. A revolution is brewing in the dark and restless world beneath the genteel surface of Cardiff’s Butetown…

This epic new musical follows a young woman’s determination to challenge society’s injustices, follow her heart and realise her dreams. With rousing music and unforgettable characters including John Owen-Jones as the Third Marquess of Bute, Tiger Bay will transport you to the notorious public houses and alleyways of the city’s underworld at this extraordinary turning point in history.

With book and lyrics by Michael Williams and an original score from Welsh composer Daf James, Wales Millennium Centre in association with Cape Town Opera proudly presents this spectacular musical drama that brings Tiger Bay roaring to life on stage.


Book Tickets


Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff


14 - 25 November 2017



Cape Town Cast


Ianto   ---   Ruby LLewelyn / Louise Harvey  

John Stuart   ---   John Owen-Jones

Cradock   ---   Andrew Laubscher

Leonora Piper / Ensemble   ---   Judy Ditchfield

Themba   ---   Luvo Tamba

Seamus O’Rourke   ---   Noel Sullivan

Arwyn Jenkins   ---   Stephen Jubber

Marisha / Ensemble   ---   Nobuntu Mpahlaza

Farrugia / Ensemble   ---   Luvo Rasemeni

Yusef Mohamed / Ensemble   ---   Zolani Shangase

Klondike Ellie   ---   Busisiwe Ngejane

Rowena Pryddy   ---   Vikki Bebb

Cook / Ensemble   ---   Alexander Tops

Cadi / Ensemble   ---   Amy Campbell

Mali / Ensemble   ---   Carmen Pretorius

Lowri / Ensemble   ---   Alyssa Harrison

Locke / Ensemble   ---   Pierre van Heerden

Female Ensemble   ---   Ashleigh Butcher

Female Ensemble   ---   Zolina Ngejane

Female Ensemble   ---   rnestine Stuurman

Male Ensemble  (Understudy Seamus O’Rourke, Arwyn)   ---   Joshua Tonks

Male Ensemble   ---   Keaton Ditchfield

Male Ensemble   ---   Mandla Mdebele

Male Ensemble   ---   Nkosana Sitimela

Male Ensemble   ---   Graham Bourne

Female Swing / Ensemble   ---   Nurit Graff

Female Swing / Ensemble / Dance captain   ---   Annemarie Steenkamp

Male Swing / Ensemble   ---   Graeme Wicks

Male Swing / Ensemble   ---   Thando Mpushe


Cortney van Harte, Hope Cornelius, Nikita Latimer, Paballo Mphepya, Liphelo Matthews
Alexander Wallace, Gabriella Knight, Siya Jantjie, Cameron Wallace, Luthabele Nyamende
 Luyolo Mpemba, Sonwabise Tom, Manikvana Akhona, Mazwi Mbali, Matambo Lindisa



Creative & producING team



Music by   ---   Daf James

Book and Lyrics   ---   Michael Williams

Director   ---   Melly Still

Co-Director   ---   Max Barton

Designer   ---   Anna Fleischle

Lighting Designer   ---   Joshua Carr

Sound Designer   ---   Christopher Shutt

Musical Director and Conductor   ---   David Mahoney

Choreographer   ---   Kenneth Tharp

Casting (UK)   ---   Charlotte Sutton

Associate Director   ---   Richard Tunley

Associate Designer   ---    Loukia Minetou

Associate Sound Designer   ---   Greg Pink

Associate Choreographer   ---   Lungelo Ngamlana

Production Manager   ---   David Evans

Production Manager   ---   Luke O’Gorman

Asst Musical Director & rehearsal pianist   ---   Stefan Lombard

Stage Manager   ---   Marina Dunford

Costume Supervisor   ---   Natasha Prynne

Lighting Associate   ---   Peter Small

Rehearsal Pianist   ---   Paul Ferreira

Fight Director   ---   Richard Lothian

Orchestra   ---   Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra









Support US


Support from businesses not only enables the Centre to create a world class production but will also develop transferable skills of young people, inspire the next generation of performers and behind the scene stars and open more doors to work with the local community and tell the legendary stories of Tiger Bay.  


If you’re interested in improving your profile and reputation; engaging and developing your employees; client hospitality and networking, or you have your own connection to Tiger Bay then we’d love to hear from you. 

Contact: Owain Taylor-Shaw, Head of Business Development, Wales Millennium Centre
Email: owain.taylor-shaw@wmc.org.uk

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