Meet the La Bamba! musical UK tour cast

New dance musical La Bamba! is touring the UK – here’s who’s on the cast!

Inspired by the life of rock and roll pioneer Ritchie Valens, Ray Roderick directs with choreography by Strictly star and Italian Latin champion Graziano Di Prima and Erica Da Silva. It has music by Alfonso Casado-Trigo and associate choreography by Giada Lini.

The show had its premiere at Curve in Leicester this summer before playing at London.

It’s now visiting venues across the UK on a nationwide tour.

Who’s on the cast?

Pasha Kovalev (Burn the Floor’s World Tour, Here Come the Boys is making his musical theatre debut as Ricardo with The Wanted star Siva Kaneswaran playing the role of Mateo.

They will be rising star Inês Fernandez in the lead role of Sofia.

The full company includes Bethan Mitchell, Stefani Ariza, Julia Ruiz Fernandez, Nicolle Matheu, Gabriella Rose-Marchant, Alex Sturman, Tristan Ghostkeeper and Luke Jarvis

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La Bamba! tells the story of how the power of music can transform a generation and celebrate a community.

Sofia, a 17-year-old from Los Angeles, has music in her blood. From the moment her father handed her a guitar, her dream was to become a superstar. Inspired by her musical heroes and with the help of her family, Sofia discovers that even the longest journey begins with a single step. As she mixes the music from her roots with the music in her heart, Sofia dreams of bringing together a community that has never felt more divided.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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