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.



Ensemble ---  Jamal Andréas

Rowena Pryddy   ---   Vikki Bebb

Leonora Piper --- Liz May Brice

Donkeyman / Ensemble --- Lee Dillon-Stuart

Cadi / Ensemble --- Lucy Elson

Ensemble --- Kit Esuruoso

Ensemble --- Soophia Foroughi

Mali / Ensemble --- Zoe George

Donkeyman / Ensemble --- Daniel Graham

Themba --- Dom Hartley-Harris

Ianto  --- Louise Harvey  

Ianto   ---   Ruby Llewelyn

Lowri / Ensemble --- Elin Llwyd

Ensemble --- Carl Man

First Mate / Locke --- Rhidian Marc

Ensemble --- Kayed Mohamed-Mason

Klondike Ellie / Ensemble  ---   Busisiwe Ngejane

John Stuart   ---   John Owen-Jones

Marisha / Ensemble --- Suzanne Packer

Fezile / Ensemble  ---   Luvo Rasemeni

Yusef Mohamed / Ensemble   ---   Zolani Shangase

Ensemble --- Cilla Silvia

Ensemble --- Ernestine Stuurman

Seamus O’Rourke   ---   Noel Sullivan

Donkeyman / Ensemble     ---   Joshua Tonks

Bosun / Ensemble --- Adam Vaughan

Arwyn --- Ian Virgo

Ensemble --- Emma Warren

Ensemble --- Stephanie Webber




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

Choreographer --- Melody Squire

Casting  Director ---   Jim Arnold CDG for Pippa Ailion Casting

Additional Casting --- Charlotte Sutton CDG

Producer --- Maris Lyons

Executive Producer --- Pádraig Cusack

Additional Welsh Lyrics --- Daf James

Associate Director   ---   Shelley Adriaanzen, Richard Tunley

Associate Designer   ---    Loukia Minetou

Associate Lighting Designer   ---  Peter Small

Associate Sound Designer   ---   Greg Pink

Associate Choreographer   ---   Lungelo Ngamlana

Fight Director   --- Kev McCurdy

Voice Coach --- Nia Lynn

Orchestrations --- Jeff Howard

Additional Orchestrations --- Nathan Jones

Costume Supervisor   ---   Natasha Prynne

Production Manager   ---   David Evans


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

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