Sheridan Smith will star in the musical stage adaptation of Jeff Pope’s BAFTA award-winning ITV series Cilla.
Following much speculation it was today confirmed Sheridan Smith will revisit her award-winning portrayal of the late singer and tv entertainer in the Cilla The Musical, which opens in Cilla’s hometown of Liverpool this September.
Smith wowed fans and critics alike with her portrayal of the nation’s favourite singer and TV personality. Her portrayal of the British icon won Sheridan both a 2015 National TV Award and a 2015 TV Choice Award, and went on to see her nominated for a BAFTA (2015) and a second international EMMY Award (2015).
Hailed “The Greatest Theatre Star of her Generation” by The Evening Standard, Sheridan Smith recently stole the limelight as the Narrator in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of Joseph And the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium in 2019. A two-time Olivier Award winner, her numerous theatre credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Funny Girl, Into The Woods, Legally Blonde, Flare Path and Hedda Gabler.
Cilla The Musical premiered in Liverpool in 2017 with newcomer Kara Lily Hayworth originating the title role. The warm-hearted musical was met with 5-star reviews and standing-ovations.
The musical follows Cilla’s early life in Liverpool, and her rocky, yet meteoric rise to stardom as a singer and then queen of Britains TV screens.
The musical will open at the Liverpool Empire for a 4 week residency commencing 23rd September 2020, ahead of a UK tour to Aylesbury, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Leeds.
Cilla The Musical is co-directed by Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson and written by Jeff Pope.