‘Heartwarming’ Cilla the Musical announces new casting as show prepares to come to Aberdeen Aug 10 2018 | Aberdeen Performing Arts

Anyone Who Had a Heart would agree that Cilla - The Musical is unmissable.

After a sensational debut across the country, Cilla comes to His Majesty’s Theatre from September 4-8.

Continuing with her phenomenal portrayal of the nation’s sweetheart is Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla, who beat thousands of hopefuls in the nationwide open auditions for the coveted role. Andrew Lancel will also be returning with his unrivalled depiction of the iconic Brain Epstein. They’ll be welcoming Alexander Patmore in the role of the devoted Bobby Willis.

The cast is completed by: Jayne Ashley (Big Cilla), Neil Macdonald (John White), Gemma Brodrick-Bower (Pauline), Bill Caple (Ringo Starr), Tom Dunlea (Johnny Hutchinson), Chloe Edwards-Wood (Beryl), Billie Hardy (Pat), Alex Harford (George Harrison), Michael Hawkins (John Lennon), Alan Howell (Gerry Marsden), Timothy Lucas (Kenny Willis), Gary Mitchinson (Daniel), Harriette Mullen (Rose Willis), Jay Osbourne (Adrian Barber), Tom Sowinski (George Martin) and Christopher Weeks (John Gustafson).

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 show has been met with Five Star reviews and standing ovations up and down the country, and was also nominated for Best New Musical at the What’s On Stage awards.

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 features 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.

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