Hit songs at the heart of touring musical’s success
Toe tapping joy is hitting stages across the country as The Cher Show embarks on its UK Tour, including performances at The Theatre Royal Plymouth from 21 – 25 June.
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‘.
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.
It tells the story of how she battled the men who underestimated her, fought the conventions, and, above all, was a trailblazer for independence.
Written by Tony Award-winning Rick Elice, 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.
Debbie Kurup, Danielle Steers and Millie O’Connell play the central characters. Other leading cast members include Lucas Rush (Sonny), Jake Mitchell (Bob Mackie), Sam Ferriday (Greg Allman) and Tori Scott (Georgia).
With more than 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 had a significant influence on popular culture.
Her on-screen career started in 1971 with a television show which attracted 30 million viewers a week. She went on to star in iconic films, including Moonstruck, for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
Number One hits
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 was an achievement which caused Vogue to deem her ‘eternally relevant and the ruler of outré reinvention.’
In the 1990s, she established The Cher Charitable Foundation to support causes around the world.
The Cher Show UK & Ireland Tour set designer is Tom Rogers. Musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Rich Morris, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Dan Samson, music production by Gary Hickeson, wigs, hair and make-up design by Sam Cox, associate direction by James Cousins, associate choreography by James Bennett, musical direction by Danny Belton and casting by Will Burton CDG.
The Cher Show UK & Ireland Tour is produced by ROYO with Fiery Angel, Cuffe & Taylor/LIVE NATION and Playing Field in association with Tilted, Aria Entertainment and JONES Theatrical Group. More details can be found at www.cheronstage.com
Photography: The Cher Show: Millie O’Connell, Debbie Kurup and Danielle Steers. Photographer: Matt Crockett. The Cher Show: Danielle Steers. Photographer: Matt Crockett.