/ / 16 April 2018

FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR DUSTY - THE DUSTY SPRINGFIELD MUSICAL

FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED, INCLUDING RUFUS HOUND AND ROBERTA TAYLOR, FOR THE NEW MUSICAL CHARTING THE LIFE OF DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

THEY JOIN KATHERINE KINGSLEY, PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED IN THE TITLE ROLE

DUSTY WILL PREMIERE IN JUNE AT THEATRE ROYAL BATH, BEFORE PLAYING AT SHEFFIELD LYCEUM THEATRE, NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL AND THE LOWRY, SALFORD

To celebrate the birthday of Dusty Springfield (born 16 April 1939) further casting has been announced today for DUSTY, the landmark new musical about her life which will have its world premiere at Theatre Royal Bath in June 2018 before dates at The Lyceum in Sheffield, Newcastle Theatre Royal, and The Lowry in Salford.

Joining the previously announced Katherine Kingsley (Piaf, Singin' in the Rain) in the title role will be actor, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Wind in the Willows) as Dusty's manager Billings and Roberta Taylor (The Bill, EastEnders) as Dusty's mother Kay.

The full cast will include Ishmail Aaron, Jenny Bolt, Alex Bowen, Esther Coles, Joelle Dyson, Joanna Francis, Paul Grunert, Ella Kenion, Adam Lyons, Lisa Mathieson, Katharine Pearson, Micha Richardson, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Hampus Lee Strand and Chad Wilder, with further casting still to be announced.

With a fiercely funny and emotionally charged script from BAFTA and Olivier nominated writer Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Coronation Street), DUSTY is directed by Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along, Stepping Out).

DUSTY features many of the singers blazingly soulful pop hits, including I Only Want to Be with You, Son of a Preacher Man and You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.