TOURING TO SCOTLAND – Cilla The Musical
A new musical based on the life of Cilla Black will embark on a tour of the UK, beginning in September.
Cilla – The Musical is a stage adaptation of Jeff Pope’s ITV series which starred Sheridan Smith in the title role. Open auditions for the role of Cilla are being held nationwide soon.
The musical, which is produced by Bill Kenwright, Laurie Mansfield and Cilla’s son Robert Wills, will follow the life of Black from her teenage years in Liverpool through her rise to fame. The score will feature a host of ’60s music including Cilla’s much-loved hits “Anyone Who Had a Heart”, “Alfie” and “Something Tells Me”.
Born Priscilla Maria Veronica White, Black is most well known now for her TV work including Blind Date and Surprise Surprise. Her singles “Anyone Who Had a Heart” and “You’re My World” both reached number one in the UK in 1964.
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE – 19TH – 23TH SEPTEMBER 2017