Further details have been released about the open auditions for Cilla – The Musical, based on the life of Cilla Black.
The show will feature Black’s music as well as other songs from the 60s, and producers are holding open casting calls to find the show’s lead.
They will take place on May 2 at Liverpool Empire, May 8 at Edinburgh Playhouse, May 9 at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham and May 12 at London’s Dominion Theatre.
Candidates must be at least 18 years old, with the ability to play Cilla from her first discovery as a teenager onwards.
Performers must register for auditions by April 27, and be available to tour from August 2017 to July 2018.
Produced by Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield, it visits locations including Liverpool – where it opens – Southampton, Cardiff, Wimbledon, Manchester and Bradford.
The show is written by Jeff Pope, who also penned the ITV drama about Black’s life, starring Sheridan Smith.
Executive producer Robert Willis, also Black’s son, said: “Having performed at the clubs around Liverpool, including the famous Cavern Club, she got her big break when [music manager] Brian Epstein spotted her and signed her. It was the start of everything that was to follow.”
“We are hoping to find that person who also dreams big and has the talent to march but just needs the chance to show it,” he added.
You can find out more and apply here