It's packed with 35 of her biggest hits.
The life and stardom of Cher has been produced as a stage show and it's coming to Leicester this April.
The Cher Show made its debut on Broadway in 2018 in a production that earned two Tony Awards and delighted fans from around the world. This new production will be the European premiere.
The UK & Ireland Tour will open at Leicester’s Curve on April 15, 2022 and will continue across the country through to April 1, 2023.
Arlene Phillips is directing the show and the script has been written by Tony and Olivier Award-winning Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, The Addams Family).
“All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others.” - Cher
Choreography comes from Oti Mabuse (two-time Strictly Come Dancing champion) and costume design by Gabriella Slade (Six, In The Heights).
Cher will be played by Debbie Kurup, Danielle Steers and Millie O’Connell in The Cher Show.
The actresses will portray Cher in three different regards, with Debbie as ‘Star’, Danielle as ‘Lady’ and Millie as ‘Babe’, the show looks set to be iconic.
Debbie Kurup’s theatre credits include Bonnie & Clyde, Queen Tuya in The Prince of Egypt, Velma Kelly in Chicago, and many more. She received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her performance as Nikki Marron in The Bodyguard.
Danielle Steers has performed as Catherine Parr in Six The Musical, Lead Shirelle in the original London cast of the Carole King Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, among others. She also released her debut album, 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' in 2021.
Millie O’Connell has appeared in Rent as Maureen, Anne Boleyn in SIX: The Musical (UK Tour and Arts Theatre, London - Olivier Award nominated), and many other musicals as ensemble and cover.
About The Cher Show
From a young child with big dreams, the shy daughter of an Armenian-American truck driver, to the dizzying heights of global stardom, The Cher Show tells the incredible story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame.
Cher takes the audience by the hand and introduces them to the influential people in her life, from her mother and Sonny Bono, to fashion designer and costumier Bob Mackie.
The story shows how she battled the men who underestimated her, fought the conventions and, above all, was a trailblazer for independence.
The musical is packed with 35 of her biggest hits, including ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, ‘I Got You Babe’, ‘Strong Enough’, ‘The Shoop Shoop Song’ and ‘Believe’.
The Cher Show UK & Ireland Tour will have set design by Tom Rogers and musical supervision by Rich Morris.
Lighting design is by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Dan Samson, music production by Gary Hickeson, wigs, hair and make-up design by Sam Cox.
Associate direction is by James Cousins, associate choreography by James Bennett and casting by Will Burton CDG.
With over 100 million record sales, an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, three Golden Globes and an award from The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Cher has influenced popular culture more than most.
Her on-screen career started in 1971 with her weekly television show that attracted 30 million viewers a week. She went on to include starring roles in iconic films from Moonstruck, for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress.
Of course, then there was Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! For which the New York Magazine famously commented, “every single movie—no matter how flawless—would be infinitely better if it included Cher.”
Her ‘Farewell Tour’ became the highest grossing music tour in history. In true Cher fashion, she followed up her ‘Farewell Tour’ with two further sell-out, worldwide arena tours.
She is the only artist in history to have a number one hit in the Billboard chart for six consecutive decades. It's an achievement that caused Vogue to deem her “eternally relevant and the ruler of outré reinvention”. She became known as the Queen of Reinvention.
In the 1990s, she established The Cher Charitable Foundation to support causes around the world.
She has been a long-time donor and supporter of Habitat for Humanity, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and Keep A Child Alive, an organisation that helps to combat the AIDs epidemic.
Most recently, she co-founded Free the Wild to help rescue Kaavan the Asian elephant from Islamabad zoo.
The Cher Show will run at Curve from April 15-23.
Written by Emily Miller
Emily is a Senior Journalist for Niche Magazine with over a decade of journalism experience. She enjoys going to gigs, visiting galleries and walking in all weathers.