Congratulations to Musical Theatre graduate, Vikki Bebb, who has been cast in the leading role for Wales Millennium Centre’s new production of Tiger Bay the Musical.
Vikki, from Abercynon, will play the character of Rowena Pryddy, a girl fighting for her place in the world, looking for true love and prosperity against the backdrop of life in Butetown, Cardiff Docklands in the early 1900s.
The Musical Theatre graduate caught the attention of producers in the audience at the RWCMD Gala Performance for Dame Shirley Bassey last November.
Vikki opened the concert with a performance of Get the Party Started in front of an audience which included Dame Shirley herself.
She was later invited her to audition for the part of Rowena Pryddy. This will be Vikki’s professional début in a major role in musical theatre.
“I couldn’t believe it when I found out I had landed the role of Rowena. She is such a unique and interesting woman and she comes from the village just a stone’s throw from where I live!
Starring alongside one of the biggest names in musical theatre, John Owen-Jones, is a dream come true.”
Tiger Bay the Musical is a Wales Millennium Centre production in association with Cape Town Opera. Vikki will travel to Artscape in Cape Town, South Africa in April and May for rehearsals.
Vivien Care, Head of Musical Theatre at RWCMD comments on Vikki’s recent success.
“We are terrifically proud that Vikki will be starring in Tiger Bay the Musical, and representing our professional musical theatre training at RWCMD.
She has a glorious voice, acts with integrity and detail, is a hard worker and wonderful person to have around in a company.
The musical theatre training at RWCMD focuses on being ready for any challenge the industry requires, and the casting feels so perfect for her.”
The world premiere of Tiger Bay the Musical is on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff and will preview in Cape Town in April and May.
— Cape Town Opera (@CapeTown_Opera) May 13, 2017