Cilla The Musical

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 forefront 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.

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!’

Cast & Creative

CAST

KARA LILY HAYWORTH
CILLA
ALEXANDER PATMORE
BOBBY
ANDREW LANCEL
BRIAN EPSTEIN
JAYNE ASHLEY
BIG CILLA
NEIL MacDONALD
JOHN WHITE
TOM DUNLEA
JOHNNY HUTCHINSON
BILLIE HARDY
Pat
HARRIETTE MULLEN
ROSE WILLIS
GEMMA BRODRICK-BOWER
PAULINE
BILL CAPLE
RINGO STARR
JOE ETHERINGTON
PAUL McCARTNEY/ DENNY DOHERTY
TIMOTHY LUCAS
KENNY WILLIS
MICHAEL HAWKINS
JOHN LENNON
ALAN HOWELL
GERRY MARSDEN
JAY OSBORNE
ADRIAN BARBER/ JOHN PHILLIPS
ALEX HARFORD
GEORGE HARRISON
GARY MITCHINSON
DANIEL
CHLOE EDWARDS-WOOD
BERYL/ SWING
TOM SOWINSKI
GEORGE MARTIN
CHRISTOPHER WEEKS
JOHN GUSTAFSON

CREATIVE

BILL KENWRIGHT & BOB TOMSON
DIRECTORS
CAROLE TODD
CHOREOGRAPHER
GARY McCANN
Set and Costume designer
NICK RICHINGS
LIGHTING DESIGNER
DAN SAMSON
SOUND DESIGNER
RICHARD MAWBEY
WIGS DESIGNER
SCOTT ALDER
MUSICAL DIRECTOR
GARY HICKESON
musical producer and orchestral arrangement

Quotes

‘KARA LILY HAYWORTH IS A SUPERSTAR… YOU’LL LAUGH, CRY AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. CILLA THE MUSICAL IS SIMPLY FLAWLES’

LIVERPOOL ECHO

‘HAS THE AUDIENCE ON ITS FEET, AND DOES HER MEMORY PROUD’

MARK SHENTON · THE STAGE

‘A 24 CARAT CELEBRATION OF CILLA BLACK AND HER LASTING LEGACY. EXCILLA-RATING’

THE GLOBE

Media

Photos: Matt Martin
Photos may include previous cast

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