A willowy figure, glittering in her figure-hugging long dress, sings into a mic in front of the word 'Cilla' in large light bulb lettering

Cilla the musical

17th April 2018 to 21st April 2018

Venue Norwich Theatre Royal
Prices £10.00 - £42.50
Audio Describer Matthew Piper
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21st April 2018 14:30

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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 (Philomena, Little Boy Blue).
The story follows the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet incredible, rise to fame. 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, The Beatles’ Twist And Shout, California Dreamin’ by The Mamas And The Papas, and many more.
Kara Lily Hayworth plays Cilla. Following weeks of open auditions countrywide, Kara fought off thousands of hopefuls to be cast as Cilla in the first ever musical about the star’s life. Executive Producer and Cilla’s son, Robert Willis, said of Kara:
“I knew she was the one my mum would have wanted!”. In the role of Brian Epstein is TV and stage favourite Andrew Lancel, best known for his portrayal of Frank Foster in Coronation Street.