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Cilla - The Musical

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Running time:
Act 1 – 1 hour 5 mins
Interval – 20 mins
Act 2 – 1 hour 20 mins


Fees £2 for online bookings or £3 for phone & counter sales applies per transaction

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Cilla  – The Musical is the spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta-Award winner, Jeff Pope (The Moorside, Philomena, From The Cradle To The Grave, Mrs Biggs and the acclaimed Little Boy Blue which had ITV audiences glued to their screens). It tells the extraordinary story of the  ordinary girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead her to becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time.

It’s an introduction by a young John Lennon to music mogul Brian Epstein that changes Priscilla White’s life forever. By the age of just 25 she would be known as singer and TV Star Cilla Black, Number One selling artist and at the fore-front of the Brit-Pop music scene. The musical score is the ultimate soundtrack to the 60’s including Cilla’s greatest hits Anyone Who Had a Heart, Alfie and Something Tells Me, Twist and Shout by the Beatles, California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and The Papas’ and many more.

In the role of Brian Epstein is award winning TV and stage favourite Andrew Lancel best known to TV audiences for his portrayal of villainous business man Frank Foster in Coronation Street and for the role of DI Neil Manson in The Bill. 

Kara Lily Hayworth plays Cilla. Following weeks of open auditions at venues up and down the country, Kara fought off thousands of hopefuls to be named as the girl who will step into the Legend’s coveted shoes 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!’

Royal Members
Save £7.50 on Tuesday 7.30pm performance, excluding Balcony seats and Stalls & Upper Circle £36 for Wednesday & Thursday 7.30pm & Wednesday & Thursday 2pm performances.

Under 16s & Go Card Holders
Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £34, available Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm & Wednesday & Thursday 2pm.

Groups 10+
All tickets £34  on bookings of 10 or more, with one free ticket per 20 tickets booked.Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

‘Kare Liliy Hayworth is a superstar…You'll laugh, cry & everything in between. Cilla The Musical is simply flawless’

Kate Lally-Le - Liverpool Echo

‘Has the audience on it's feet, and does her memory proud’

Mark Shenton - The Stage

‘A 24 carat celebration of Cilla Black & her lasting legacy. ExCilla-Rating’

Peter Grant - Wirral Globe