Cilla show is searching for its star

The producers of Cilla – The Musical will hold national open auditions this spring in the hunt to discover their leading lady.

Cilla – The Musical follows the life of Priscilla White, and her rocky rise to fame.

By the age of 25 she was recognised as the international singing star Cilla Black, and by 30 she had become one of Britain’s favourite television entertainers. She was the host of hit TV shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

The musical score will feature some of Cilla’s greatest hits such as Anyone Who Had a Heart and Alfie, and other ‘Liverpool Sounds’ including the Beatles’ Twist and Shout, and American influences such as California Dreamin’ by The Mamas & The Papas.

The show will open in her hometown at the Liverpool Empire and run from September 7-16 before embarking on a nationwide tour.