Tiger Bay
Tiger Bay

13 - 25 NOVember 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


13 - 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

Music Supervisor and Musical Director ---   David Mahoney

Casting   ---   Jim Arnold CDG for Pippa Ailion Casting

Additional Casting --- Charlotte Sutton CDG

Voice Coach --- Nia Lynn

Producer --- Maris Lyons

Executive Producer --- Pádraig Cusack

Associate Director   ---   Shelley Adriaanzen, Richard Tunley

Associate Designer   ---    Loukia Minetou

Associate Lighting Designer   ---  Peter Small

Associate Sound Designer   ---   Greg Pink

Associate Choreographer   ---   Lungelo Ngamlana

Orchestrator --- Jeff Howard

Costume Supervisor   ---   Natasha Prynne

Production Manager   ---   David Evans

Stage Manager   ---   Marina Dunford


Choreographer --- Kenneth Tharp

Fight Director   ---   Richard Lothian

Production Manager   ---   Luke O’Gorman

Assistant Musical Director ---   Stefan Lombard










Our supporters


We are very proud to be working some fantastic supporters. The support that we have from these generous businesses enables the Centre to create world class productions, develop transferable skills of young people, inspire the next generation and open more doors to work with the local community to tell the legendary stories of Tiger Bay. We couldn’t do it without them. 


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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