Dusty UK tour: first look at Katherine Kingsley and Rufus Hound

The musical, based on the life of Dusty Springfield, opens at Theatre Royal Bath ahead of a UK tour

Katherine Kingsley as Dusty
Katherine Kingsley as Dusty
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Photos have been released offering a first look at brand new musical Dusty, which is currently running at Theatre Royal Bath.

Based on the life of iconic singer Dusty Springfield and 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, Tricia Adele-Turner, Katharine Pearson, Micha Richardson, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Hampus Lee Strand and Chad Wilder.