Dusty musical world premiere: first listen to Katherine Kingsley as the iconic singer

The production will have its world premiere in July at Theatre Royal Bath

Katherine Kingsley in Dusty
Katherine Kingsley in Dusty

WhatsOnStage went into the rehearsal room for Dusty, the brand new musical based on the life of iconic singer Dusty Springfield.

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.

Starring in the musical are Katherine Kingsley, who plays Springfield, and Rufus Hound, who plays Dusty's manager Billings and the character of Ray.

The show is previewing at Theatre Royal Bath before dates at The Lyceum in Sheffield, Newcastle Theatre Royal, and The Lowry in Salford. A West End transfer is also being eyed up by the show.

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.