Main House Katherine Kingsley, Rufus Hound, Roberta Taylor


By Jonathan Harvey
  • 26 June - 7 July
  • World Premiere, opening in Bath

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Saturday 30 June, Wednesday 4 July, Thursday 5 July & Saturday 7 July 2.30pm
(No performance Monday 25 June)

Running Time: Approx. 2h30 incl. interval
Recommended age 14+

The new musical charting the life of one of Britain’s most successful and enduringly popular singers will receive its world premiere in Bath. Three time Olivier Award nominee Katherine Kingsley (Piaf, Singin’ in the Rain) stars in the title role. Acotr, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound (What The Butler Saw, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The WInd in the Willows) plays Dusty’s manager Billings and Roberta Taylor (The BillEastEnders) plays her mother Kay.

With a fiercely funny and emotionally charged script from BAFTA and Olivier nominated writer Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Coronation Street), DUSTY is directed by Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along, Stepping Out)

Katherine Kingsley, Maria Friedman and Jonathan Harvey on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show, Saturday 26 May includes Katherine’s stunning performance of The Look Of Love.

DUSTY features many of the singer’s blazingly soulful pop hits, including I Only Want to Be with YouSon of a Preacher Man and You Don’t Have to Say You Love Medrawing on the memories of her close friend, manager and authorised biographer, Vicki Wickham, her lifelong personal assistant Pat Rhodes, and friend and record company executive Tris Penna.

EXTRA MATINEE ADDED – Wednesday 4 July, 2.30pm

Mon – Fri eves and Sat mats: £24.50 / £30 / £32 / £35 / £37

Sat eves: £27 / £31 / £33 / £36 / £39

Thurs mat: £23 / £28.50 / £30.50 / £33.50 / £35.50

A booking fee of £1.25 per ticket applies

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Saturday 30 June, Wednesday 4 July, Thursday 5 July & Saturday 7 July 2.30pm
(No performance Monday 25 June)

DUSTY by Jonathan Harvey, directed by Maria Friedman

KATHERINE KINGSLEY – Dusty Springfield

RUFUS HOUND – Billings


with Ishmail Aaron, Tricia Adele-Turner, Jenny Bolt, Alex Bowen, Esther Coles, Joelle Dyson, Joanna Francis, Paul Grunert, Ella Kenion, Adam Lyons, Lisa Mathieson, Katherine Pearson, Micha Richardson, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Hampus Lee Strand and Chad Wilder


Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here