Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley
Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Casting has been announced for the upcoming new musical Dusty, based on the life of Dusty Springfield, which opens at Theatre Royal Bath.

Written by Olivier-nominated writer Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing), the show has direction by Maria Friedman (Stepping Out) with design by Tom Pye and choreography by Tim Jackson.

Joining the previously announced lead Katherine Kingsley (Singin' in the Rain) will be Rufus Hound (The Wind in the Willows) as Dusty's manager Billings and Roberta Taylor (EastEnders) as Dusty's mother Kay.

The show will have its world premiere at Theatre Royal Bath in June before dates at The Lyceum in Sheffield, Newcastle Theatre Royal, and The Lowry in Salford.

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.