Cher Show for Edinburgh

May 21, 2021 | By | Reply More

The Cher Show for Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre

A new production of The Cher Show, a jukebox musical telling the story of Cher’s rise to fame through 35 of her hits, is touring to the Glasgow King’s and Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre in October 2022.

The tour takes off from the Leicester Curve in April 2022, flying in to the Glasgow King’s 27 Sept-1 Oct and dropping by at His Majesty’s Aberdeen October 4 – 8 before arriving at the Festival Theatre Tue 11 – Sat 15 October 2022.

All eyes on The Cher Show.

Arlene Phillips will direct this European premiere of the show, which made its Broadway debut in 2018. Champion dancer and two-time Strictly Come Dancing winner Oti Mabuse will be choreographing and Six designer Gabriella Slade will be on costume duties.

The book, by Rick Elice, follows Cher from a young child with big dreams – the shy daughter of an Armenian American truck driver – to the dizzying heights of global stardom. It depicts three stages of her life, using three different actresses to portray her as “Babe,” “Lady,” and “Star.”

Along the way it introduces the influential people in her life; from her mother to her long-time collaborator Sonny Bono and then to fashion designer and costumier Bob Mackie. It shows how she battled the men who underestimated her, fought the conventions and, above all, was a trailblazer for independence.

inspirational legends

“I love stories about strong inspirational legends like Cher,” says Arlene Phillips, who says has been a fan since she first heard I Got You Babe in the mid-sixties.

“I am proud to be joined in the creative team by two women who have already made a huge impact in their careers: Oti Mabuse as choreographer of the many different genres in the show and Gabriella Slade for the iconic costume designs

“This exciting show will be a non-stop journey of Cher’s rollercoaster life, bringing to the audience Cher’s iconic songs, glorious dance numbers, unique costumes and her epic drama.”

Oti Mabuse, Arlene Phillips & Gabriella Slade. Pic: Oliver Rosser

“I cannot WAIT for audiences to see what we’re doing with The Cher Show,” adds Oti Mabuse. “Cher’s music covers so many styles, genres and rhythms, which makes it so exciting to choreograph.

“Every song in the show is a hit and we are going full out with exciting routines and movement. It’s going to be a party! Cher has been such an inspiration to so many people and this musical is going to be a celebration of everything people love about her.”

Gabriella Slade is a hugely in-demand designer. She was the force behind the Spice Girls’ reinvented look for their Spice World 2019 tour and, among a swathe of credits, is designing the costumes for the tour of Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

“Cher is quite literally a style icon,” said Slade. “Her fashion moments pushed the boundaries of the time and continue to do so. I’m so excited to be taking huge influence and inspiration from these looks as I embark on creating the costume design for this new production of The Cher Show.”

Casting for the production will be announced at a later date.

Scottish Listings

The Cher Show
Glasgow King’s, 297 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JN
Tue 27 Sept – Sat 1 Oct 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds/Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL
Tue 4 – Sat 8 Oct 2022.
Tickets on sale soon: Book here.

Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT.
Tue 11 – Sat 15 Oct 2022
Evenings 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

The Cher Show on tour 2022/23:
15 – 23 Apr 2022 Leicester
Curve
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26 – 30 Apr 2022 Sunderland
Empire
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3 – 7 May 2022 Hull
New Theatre
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10 – 14 May 2022 Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
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17 – 21 May 2022 Manchester
Opera House
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24 – 28 May 2022 Belfast
Grand Opera House
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31 May – 4 Jun 2022 Blackpool
Opera House
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7 – 11 Jun 2022 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
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14 – 19 Jun 2022 Canterbury
Marlowe Theatre
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21 – 25 Jun 2022 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
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19 – 30 Jul 2022 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
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2 – 6 Aug 2022 Birmingham
Hippodrome
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9 – 13 Aug 2022 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
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16 – 20 Aug 2022 Southend
Cliffs Pavilion
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23 – 27 Aug 2022 Cardiff
New Theatre
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30 Aug – 3 Sep 2022 Stoke-On-Trent
Regent Theatre
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6 – 10 Sep 2022 Woking
New Victoria Theatre
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19 – 24 Sep 2022 Dartford
Orchard Theatre
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27 Sep – 1 Oct 2022 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
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4 – 8 Oct 2022 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
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11 – 15 Oct 2022 Edinburgh
Festival Theatre
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18 – 22 Oct 2022 Wolverhampton
Grand Theatre
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25 – 29 Oct 2022 Bradford
Alhambra Theatre
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1 – 12 Nov 2022 Brighton
Theatre Royal
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15 – 19 Nov 2022 York
Grand Opera House
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22 – 26 Nov 2022 Ipswich
Regent Theatre
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3 – 7 Jan 2023 Southampton
Mayflower Theatre
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10 – 14 Jan 2023 Northampton
Royal &Amp; Derngate
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17 – 21 Jan 2023 Liverpool
Empire
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24 – 28 Jan 2023 Bristol
Hippodrome
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31 Jan – 4 Feb 2023 Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
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7 – 11 Feb 2023 Darlington
Hippodrome
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14 – 18 Feb 2023 Torquay
Princess Theatre
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21 – 25 Feb 2023 Oxford
New Theatre
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28 Feb – 4 Mar 2023 Llandudno
Venue Cymru
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7 – 11 Mar 2023 Norwich
Theatre Royal
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14 – 18 Mar 2023 Carlisle
The Sands Centre
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