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Cilla The Musical set for Leeds Grand Theatre

Prepare to step inside Leeds Grand Theatre as hit sensation Cilla The Musical arrives in town from Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th October 2018.

Cilla The Musical is the spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV television series by Bafta-Award winner Jeff Pope. It tells the extraordinary story of Priscilla White, the ordinary girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead her to become Cilla Black – international singing sensation and one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers.

Kara Lily Hayworth stars in Cilla The Musical. Photo Matt Martin.
Kara Lily Hayworth stars in Cilla The Musical. Photograph by Matt Martin.

Produced by Bill Kenwright, Laurie Mansfield and Robert Willis, the show stars Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla. Kara beat thousands of hopefuls in nationwide open auditions for the coveted role. Andrew Lancel returns to his role as Brian Epstein and Alexander Patmore is welcomed as Bobby Willis.

Nominated for Best New Musical at the What’s On Stage awards, the musical score boasts the ultimate soundtrack to the 60s, 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.

Cilla The Musical is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 16 to Saturday 20 October 2018. Tickets are on sale now priced from £19.50. Book online at or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700

Samuel Payne
Samuel Payne
Reviewer of Theatre in the North, including releases of classic film and television.

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