Aylesbury Waterside Theatre set for 'Cilla the musical', ten years after Cilla Black opened the doors

The Waterside Theatre is celebrating ten years since Cilla Black opened the doors at the theatre.

Tuesday, 10th March 2020, 1:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th March 2020, 1:30 pm
Sheridan Smith as Cilla

The Theatre said they were 'delighted' to announce that they will be hosting a run of 'Cilla the Musical' which will star Sheridan Smith as Cilla.

The run starts on Monday 19 and will finish on Saturday October 24.

Sheridan will revisit her award-winning portrayal of the late Cilla Black to star in Bill Kenwright’s stage production, Cilla The Musical, written by BAFTA award‐winning writer Jeff Pope.

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Cilla Black opening the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre in 2010

Cilla The Musical is a heart‐warming musical adaptation of the TV series, Cilla.

The 2017 debut tour was met with five‐star reviews and standing ovations up and down the UK and was nominated Best New Musical in the WhatsOnStage Awards.

The story follows the life of Priscilla White, and her rocky rise to fame.

By the age of just 25 she was recognised as international singing star Cilla Black.

By 30 she had become Britain’s favourite 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”.

The show’s timely arrival in Aylesbury will be part of the venue’s 10th birthday celebrations. Cilla played a huge part in opening the venue, cutting the ribbon to the auditorium doors on opening night and starring in the venue’s first pantomime, Cinderella.

Tickets are on sale now. Call 0844 871 7607 or visit atgtickets.com/aylesbury