Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield present the new musical about the life and legend of Cilla Black, which will open in her hometown at the Liverpool Empire from Thursday 7th – 16th September before embarking on a nationwide tour. Cilla’s son, Robert Willis, will be the Executive Producer.
Cilla – The Musical, is a spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series based on the early life of Cilla Black, by BAFTA award winner, Jeff Pope (The Moorside, Philomena, From The Cradle To The Grave, Mrs Biggs).
The story 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.
The musical score will be the ultimate soundtrack to the 60’s including Cilla’s greatest hits
Anyone Who Had a Heart, Alfie and Something Tells Me, alongside a backdrop of the legendary “Liverpool Sound” including the Beatles’ Twist and Shout, and American influences like California Dreamin by The Mamas and The Papas and many more.
The producers of Cilla The Musical will hold national open auditions in the hunt to discover their ‘Cilla’ in the same way the star herself was plucked from obscurity before becoming the iconic Liverpudlian songbird.
Cilla The Musical is produced by Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield, alongside Executive Producer Robert Willis
Visit cillathemusical.com for all the latest tour and audition information
CILLA – THE MUSICAL
WRITTEN BY JEFF POPE
DIRECTED BY BILL KENWRIGHT & BOB TOMSON
Liverpool Empire Theatre atgtickets.com/Liverpool
7 – 16 September 0844 871 3017
Edinburgh Playhouse atgtickets.com/Edinburgh
19 – 23 September 0844 871 3014
Milton Keynes Theatre atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes
26 – 30 September 0844 871 7627
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton mayflower.org.uk
3 – 7 October 023 8071 1811
New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham atgtickets.com/Birmingham
10 – 14 October 0844 871 3011
Blackpool, Opera House wgbpl.co.uk
17 – 21 October 0844 856 1111
New Theatre, Cardiff newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
31 October – 4 November 029 2087 8889
New Wimbledon Theatre atgtickets.com/Wimbledon
7 – 11 November 0844 871 7646
Regent Theatre, Stoke atgtickets.com/stoke
14 – 18 November 0844 871 7649
Palace Theatre, Manchester atgtickets.com/Manchester
21 – 25 November 0844 871 3019
On sale from Monday – check with individual venues for more details.
More tour dates to be confirmed soon.