Kara Lily Hayworth beat 1000s of hopefuls to play Cilla in the world premiere of ‘CILLA – The Musical’ which opens at the Liverpool Empire Theatre on 7 September 2017.
Kara queued for four hours at Dominion Theatre? to have her chance to audition in the first rounds. She made it through to the final 30 before being chosen to do her final audition at the Cavern Club Liverpool? in Liverpool.
“We wanted somebody who wasn’t going to impersonate my mum but someone who could capture her spirit. Kara came in with her huge personality and amazing voice – when I saw the response of the audience at the Cavern, I knew she was the one my mum would have wanted!” – Robert Willis
Originally from Watford, Kara trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She recently performed in Secret Cinema’s Moulin Rouge and this will be her first leading role in a big new musical…and her first time on tour!
“When I was 11 I was shopping with my mum and bumped into Cilla and asked her for an autograph. I told her I wanted to be an actress – she laughed and said ‘It’s a tough industry, but if you really work hard and go for it, you’ll be just fine.’ She was a huge inspiration to me as a child; I grew up watching her on Blind Date every Saturday night with my Nan. To be chosen to play her is such an honour and I’m so excited to take on the role. To open in her hometown of Liverpool is so special and a real privilege.” – Kara Hayworth
‘CILLA – The Musical’ follows the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet incredible, rise to fame.By the age of just 25 she was recognized as international singing star Cilla Black. By the age of 30 she had become Britain’s favorite television entertainer headlining series’ of Blind Date, Surprise Surprise and many more.
Book tickets now for ‘CILLA – The Musical’ using the links below:
- 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)