After beginning performances April 15, the U.K. and Ireland tour of The Cher Show officially opens April 19 at the Leicester Curve. Directed by Arlene Phillips (Saturday Night Fever), the production features Olivier nominee Debbie Kurup (Bonnie & Clyde, The Bodyguard) as Star, Danielle Steers (Six, Bat Out of Hell) as Lady, and Millie O'Connell (Rent, Six) as Babe.
Featuring a book by Tony and Olivier winner Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), the musical follows Cher's journey to stardom from humble beginnings to trailblazing against conventions with a look at the Oscar-, Emmy-, Grammy-, and Golden Globe-winning star in three different lights. Audiences hear 35 of Cher's biggest hits, including "If I Could Turn Back Time," "I Got You Babe," "Strong Enough," "The Shoop Shoop Song," and "Believe."
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The cast also features Lucas Rush as Sonny, Jake Mitchell as Bob Mackie, Sam Ferriday as Greg Allman, and Tori Scott as Georgia. Joining them are Jordan Anderton, Jasmine Jules Andrews, Carla Bertran, Catherine Cornwall, Áine Curran, Sam Holden, Samantha Ivey, Aston Newman Hannington, Ingrid Olivia, Clayton Rosa, Chay Wills, and Guy Woolf.
Choreography for the production is by Oti Mabuse and costume design by Gabriella Slade.
The European premiere, currently scheduled to tour through April 1, 2023, will subsequently play Sunderland, Hull, Sheffield, Manchester, Belfast, Blackpool, Nottingham, Canterbury, Plymouth, Dublin, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Southend, Cardiff, Stoke, Woking, Cheltenham, Dartford, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Brighton, York, Ipswich, Southampton, Northampton, Liverpool, Bristol, Wimbledon, Darlington, Torquay, Oxford, Llandudno, Norwich, and Carlisle with further dates to be announced.
The Cher Show made its Broadway debut in December 2018, playing 34 preview and 296 regular performances before closing August 18, 2019. Stephanie J. Block won the Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical, and Bob Mackie won the Tony Award for Costume Design for a Musical.