Tiger Bay the Musical seeks home grown supporters


Tiger Bay the Musical, Wales Millennium Centre’s next significant production is looking for businesses and organisations to help inspire the nation and impress the world.


From principal supporters to funding of creative learning programmes taking place in the local community, the Centre has a variety of opportunities for companies and individuals interested in backing this new musical.


Tiger bay the Musical, produced in association with Cape Town Opera, is currently in rehearsal in Cape Town ahead of the World Premier in Cardiff in November 2017. To realise the project, the Centre has brought together a world-renowned team of cast and creatives.


Led by Olivier Award nominated director, Melly Still, the creative team boasts several Welsh names including composer, Daf James and musical director, David Mahoney. The cast includes award winning Broadway star, John Owen-Jones taking the lead role as the Third Marquess of Bute, Vikki Bebb, a graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, as well as Ruby Llewellyn and Louise Harvey, two young girls from Cardiff who share the role of Ianto.

The musical is set in the early 1900s when coal was king and raggedy waterboys and donkeymen roamed the streets. The emotive storyline follows a young woman’s determination to challenge society’s injustices, follow her heart and realise her dreams.


Recently shortlisted in the Cardiff Business Awards for its community project Tiger Bay Tales, the creative learning team plan on working with local communities to bring the story and multi-cultural past to life while helping to upskill local young people exploring a career in the arts.


Owain Taylor-Shaw, head of business development at the Centre, said:

The support that we gain from local businesses will not only enable us to develop the skills of young people right here in Butetown, but will give our supporters the chance to be a part of an extraordinary moment of the Centre’s history.

“Support will help to inspire the next generation of performers, find and train local people to be a part of the team, help us delve deeper into the stories and passion of the area, as well as share the legacy and influence that the coal industry had on our community today.

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
Email: owain.taylor-shaw@wmc.org.uk