The Cher Show UK Tour will kick off at the Curve Theater and will be led by Strictly legend


A musical about the life of Cher is set to debut at the Curve Theater in 2022.

The new production, called The Cher Show, will debut its UK tour at the Leicester Theater after two productions in Chicago and Broadway in the US.

Directed by lifelong Cher fan Arlene Phillips of Strictly Come Dancing, choreography performed by fellow Strictly star Oti Mabusi and costumes by Gabriella Slade, Olivier Award = designer nominated for the production of Six in the West- End.

Her Broadway production was a huge success and featured some of Cher’s biggest hits including I Got You Babe, Believe, Strong Enough, and The Shoop Shoop Song.

It traces his rise from a young child with big dreams to dizzying heights of global stardom and documents his relationships with his mother, singer Sonny Bono, and fashion designer and costume designer Bob Mackie.

The news comes shortly after it was announced that Cher will also get the biographical treatment on the big screen and serve as a producer on the film alongside Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, known for their work on Mamma Mia! franchise, in which the singer appeared.

Phillips told the PA News Agency, “I’m just over the moon that I’m going to be working on a show about someone I’ve been idolizing since the mid-60s with I Got You Babe.

“I just fell in love, wanted to dress like Cher, look like Cher, definitely sound like Cher, which I didn’t and couldn’t, but this is the ultimate show for me.

“I remember on black and white television seeing Sonny and Cher and I think it was the sound of his voice. It’s a sound that lifts the hairs on your arms and tingles your spine.

“And to me, it was Cher, that moving pop sound that just digs into you, that pushes into you.” You have no idea, you don’t quite understand how it can make you so happy and excited. “



The show will open at the Curve Theater in April 2022

Phillips, who has worked on music videos for music superstars such as Tina Turner, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin, said she has yet to meet Cher.

She said: “It would be my absolute dream to meet her, but I always missed something.

“I’ve made music videos for just about every pop diva, all of those strong singers, but never Cher, our paths haven’t crossed.

“When I started making music videos for MTV, at the start of the MTV revolution, I worked pretty much with three directors all the time and Cher was never in their way, but I’d love to do something with her.

“It’s not about dancing. It’s a question of presence. It is about walking. This is the position. This inner determination. So that would be really nice. But right now my dream has come true directing the show.

Mabuse told PA, “My mom is a huge Cher fan and I just remember playing songs, like Strong Enough, and feeling so empowered as little girls and marveling at her outfits. , how she looked and how confident she was.



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“Being asked to choreograph your musical is such an honor, because you can really play a part in what you think his life should have been like in dance, doing all these music videos, all these concerts, all of these behind-the-scenes stories come to life.

Discussing her take on numbers, she said, “I like it big, I want it big, I want to try to make it as big as possible. I will try to make it as expensive as possible.

“I want the dancers to feel like they’re dancing a complete choreography and a fresh choreography too, because I’m obviously not from the world of musical theater, so just to bring my little singularity to it and make sure everyone feel good.

The show will debut on April 15, 2022 and will tour the UK and Ireland.


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