Following its run at the at Hall for Cornwall, the world premiere production will set off on a UK tour from the 1st September 2022.

(c)Steve Tanner

It has been confirmed that following its successful run at the Hall For Cornwall, this world premiere production will embark on a UK tour in 2022 and 2023.

When a group of Cornish fishermen came together to sing the traditional working songs they’d sung for generations, they hoped to raise a few quid for charity. Nobody, least of all the fishermen, expected their story to end on the Pyramid stage of Glastonbury. Packed with sea shanties, Fisherman’s Friends is a feel good voyage about friendship, community and music.

This new musical features hit shanties made famous by the band including Keep Haulin’, Nelson’s Blood, No Hopers Jokers & Rogues and many more. It is based on the true story of the Cornish singing sensations,
Fisherman’s Friends, and the hit 2019 film about their life.

The band said, “Well not only did they make a film that we are not in, now there is a musical which we are not
in as they didn’t think we were handsome enough to play ourselves! BUT we are thrilled that our musical is
going on tour next year. We’ve seen it and it’s bloody fantastic and the music will blow you away. You’re all
going to have a brilliant time.”

While casting has yet to be announced, the production is directed by James Grieve (former Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough and former Associate Director of the Bush Theatre) and written by Amanda Whittington (one of the
UK’s most performed playwrights, having written Be My Baby for Soho Theatre, Ladies Day for Hull Truck
and Satin n Steel for Nottingham Playhouse). It also features choreography by Matt Cole (Olivier-nominated for Fiddler On The Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the West End; Oklahoma! for Chichester Festival Theatre), set and costume design by Lucy Osborne, musical supervision and arrangements by David White, sound design by Dan Samson, lighting design by Johanna Town and casting by Jim Arnold.

To find out more about the tour visit: https://fishermanonstage.com/