Cilla The Musical – dates confirmed for open auditions

BKL_Cilla_2500x2500pxInstagram-300x300The producers of Cilla The Musical have confirmed the dates and locations for their search for Cilla Black, 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 as below:

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!”

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 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 recognised 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 thesoundtrack to the 1960s including Black’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.

For full information about the auditions and to register please go to: www.cillathemusical.com

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