The producers of Cilla – The Musical have confirmed the dates and locations for their search for Cilla, with open auditions taking place around the country.
The search is on for a charismatic and talented actress with a great voice to portray the title role, starting in Cilla’s hometown of Liverpool.
The dates and locations for the auditions are:
Tuesday 2 May – Liverpool Empire
Monday 8 May – Edinburgh Playhouse
Tuesday 9 May – Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
Friday 12 May – London Dominion Theatre
Robert Willis (Executive Producer and Cilla’s son), said:
“My Mum Ioved singing and performing ever since she was a young girl and she was determined to do what she loved. Having performed at the clubs around Liverpool, including the famous Cavern Club, she got her big break when Brian Epstein spotted her and signed her. It was the start of everything that was to follow. She was a natural born performer who lived to entertain her audience. We are hoping to find that person who also dreams big and has the talent to match but just needs the chance to show it. We can’t wait to meet you!”
For full information about the auditions and to register click here
Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield present this new musical about the life and legend of Cilla Black, which will open in her hometown at the Liverpool Empire from Thursday 7 – 16 September before embarking on a nationwide tour.
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.
CILLA – THE MUSICAL – TOUR DATES
Liverpool Empire Theatre
7 – 16 September
0844 871 3017
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 7646
Regent Theatre, Stoke
14 – 18 November 0844 871 7649
Palace Theatre, Manchester
21 – 25 November 0844 871 3019
Bradford, Alahambra Theatre
28 November – 2 December
01274 432 000
More tour dates to be confirmed soon.