The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran Joins the Cast of LA BAMBA!

The musical will open at Curve in Leicester on Tuesday, 1 August 2023.

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Casting has been announced for the world premiere of the explosive new musical, La Bamba! La Bamba! is a pulsating dance musical that will open at Curve in Leicester on Tuesday, 1st August 2023 before heading to London's Peacock Theatre, Sadler's Wells West End theatre, for a limited season on Tuesday 22 August 2023 until Saturday 2nd September 2023. La Bamba! will continue a UK tour until December 2023.

Joining previously announced Strictly Come Dancing champion Pasha Kovalev, will be boyband star Siva Kaneswaran playing the role of Mateo. Singer and songwriter and best known for being one firth of pop band The Wanted, Siva has recently appeared in ITV's Dancing On Ice. He will be joined by rising star Inês Fernandez in the lead role of Sofia.

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. 

La Bamba! is a jaw-dropping new musical that combines Latin, R&B, and timeless rock and pop to tell the ultimate feel-good story of a young girl with a big voice, big dreams, and an even bigger heart.

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

La Bamba! is directed by multi-award-winning American director Ray Roderick, and features choreography by Graziano Di Prima, Erica Da Silva and associate choreography by Giada Lini. This brand-new musical will feature music from across the Latin genre from traditional folk songs to recent chart-topping hits all arranged by award-winning musical maestro, Alfonso Casado-Trigo. 

La Bamba! features an electric soundtrack of Latin pop anthems. Tickets on sale now for the fiesta of a lifetime!

Tour Dates

Tuesday 1st August – Saturday 5th August 2023

Curve, Leicester

Box Office - 0116 242 3595

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Tuesday 8th August – Saturday 12th August 2023

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Box Office - 0343 310 0060

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Thursday 17th August – Saturday 19th August 2023

The Lowry, Salford

Box Office - 0161 876 2000

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Tuesday 22nd August – Saturday 2nd September 2023

Peacock Theatre, London

Box Office - 020 7863 8000

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Tuesday 5th September – Saturday 9th September 2023

Swansea Grand, Swansea

Box Office - 01792 475715

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Tuesday 19th September – Saturday 23rd September 2023

Theatre Royal, Brighton

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Tuesday 26th September – Saturday 30th September 2023

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Box Office - 024 7655 3055

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Tuesday 3rd October – Saturday 7th October 2023

Regent Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent

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Tuesday 10th October – Saturday 15th October 2023

New Theatre, Cardiff

Box Office - 0343 310 0041

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Tuesday 17th October – Saturday 21st October 2023

Princess Theatre, Torquay

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Tuesday 24th October – Saturday 28th October 2023

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Box Office - 0343 310 0040

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Tuesday 31st October – Saturday 4th November 2023

The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Box Office - 0343 310 0033

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Tuesday 7th November – Saturday 11th November 2023

Grand Opera House, York

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Tuesday 21st November – Saturday 25th November 2023

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Box Office - 01253 290190

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