Cilla The Musical brings the 60s to Glasgow next week

Cilla – the Musical arrives at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow next week as part of a major UK tour.

The 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) stars Andrew Lancel as Brian Epstein, Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla and Carl Au as Bobby.

The story follows the extraordinary life of ordinary teenager Priscilla White, from Liverpool, and her rocky, yet incredible, rise to fame. By the age of just 25 she was recognised as international singing star Cilla Black. By the age of 30 she had become Britain’s favorite television entertainer headlining iconic shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

Kara Lily Hayworth beat thousands of hopefuls in nationwide open auditions for the coveted role.

Robert Willis said: “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 we’d found her!”

The musical score is the ultimate soundtrack to the ‘60s 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.

Cilla The Musical
King’s Theatre Glasgow
Tue 30 Jan - Sat 3 Feb 2018
Tue - Sat, 7.30pm
Wed, Thu, Sat matiness, 2.30pm
0844 871 7648* (calls cost up to 7 p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)