‘CILLA – The Musical’ is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope. It will open at the Liverpool Empire on September 7th where it will run until the 16th. The show will then embark on a ten-date tour across the U.K. See dates below.
The musical is the final project Cilla gave her approval to before she died in August 2015. It tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose dreams of stardom were realised after an introduction by a young John Lennon to music mogul Brian Epstein changed Pricilla White’s life forever! This chance meeting led to Cilla becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time!
The show will concentrate more on the music than the TV programme did. The musical score is the ultimate soundtrack to the 60’s including Cilla’s greatest hits “Anyone Who Had a Heart”, “Alfie” and “Something Tells Me”, “Twist and Shout” by the Beatles, “California Dreamin” by The Mamas and The Papas’ and many more.
The show is notably directed by one of Britain’s most successful West End theatre/film producers, BILL KENWRIGHT & the acclaimed director/writer BOB TOMSON. Cilla’s eldest son, Robert Willis is the Executive Producer.
Open auditions will be held in Liverpool (and elsewhere) this spring to find an actress to portray the young Cilla. Subscribe to the official Cilla Mailing List (below) to be updated on this.
Latest Confirmed 2017 Tour Dates:
- 7 – 16 Sep: LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE
(Book Tickets: http://tidd.ly/da338cf5)
- 19 – 23 Sep: EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE
(Book Tickets: http://tidd.ly/58b80ff1)
- 26 – 30 Sep: MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
(Book Tickets: http://tidd.ly/5acfe5e1)
- 03 – 07 Oct: MAYFLOWER SOUTHAMPTON
(Book Tickets: https://www.mayflower.org.uk/Whats_On/Cilla2017)
- 10 – 14 Oct: NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE BIRIMGHAM
(Book Tickets: http://tidd.ly/dcc9ecde)
- 17 – 21 Oct: BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE
(Book Tickets: http://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/events/cilla-the-musical/)
- 31 – 4 Nov: CARDIFF NEW THEATRE
(Book Tickets: http://newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/what’s-on/cilla-the-musical/)
- 07 – 11 Nov: NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
(Book Tickets: http://tidd.ly/c6a27f2d)
- 14 – 18 Nov: STOKE REGENT THEATRE
(Book Tickets: http://tidd.ly/9deca7cc)
- 21 – 25 Nov: MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE
(Book Tickets: http://tidd.ly/daa71d0d)
- 28 Nov – 2 Dec: BRADFORD ALHAMBRA THEATRE
(Venue Info: http://www.bradford-theatres.co.uk)