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.

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Liverpool Empire Theatre                                                          
7 – 16 September                                                                                  0844 871 3017

Edinburgh Playhouse                                                              
19 – 23 September                                                                                 0844 871 3014

Milton Keynes Theatre                                                                          
26 – 30 September                                                                                  0844 871 7627
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton                                               
3 – 7 October                                                                                        023 8071 1811

New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham                                          
10 – 14 October                                                                                     0844 871 3011

Blackpool, Opera House                                                            
17 – 21 October                                                                                     0844 856 1111

New Theatre, Cardiff                                                                 
31 October – 4 November                                                                       029 2087 8889

New Wimbledon Theatre                                                           
7 – 11 November                                                                                   0844 871 7627

Regent Theatre, Stoke                                                                 
14 – 18 November                                                                                 0844 871 7649

Palace Theatre, Manchester                                                       
21 – 25 November                                                                                 0844 871 3019

More tour dates to be confirmed soon.

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