Sheridan Smith will revisit her award-wining portrayal of the late Cilla Black in Bill Kenwright’s stage production, CILLA THE MUSICAL, written by BAFTA award-winning writer Jeff Pope, at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 9 to Saturday 21 November 2020.
Sheridan wowed fans and critics alike with her portrayal of the nation’s favourite singer and TV personality in Jeff Pope’s BAFTA award-winning ITV series. Her acclaimed portrayal won her both a 2015 National TV Award and TV Choice Award and saw her nominated for a BAFTA (2015) and a second international EMMY Award (2015).
Hailed ‘The Greatest Theatre Star of her Generation’ by The Evening Standard, and with nearly two decades of television, film and theatre success, Sheridan Smith is widely considered Britain’s favourite actress. After starting a career in such sitcoms as The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager, Gavin & Stacey and Benidorm, she starred in Jonathan Creek in 2013, followed by a succession of television dramas, including Mrs Biggs (2012), The C Word (2015), Black Work (2015) and The Moorside (2017). Sheridan was named Best Actress at the 2013 BAFTA TV Awards for Mrs. Biggs.
Theatre credits include her first Olivier Award nomination for Little Shop of Horrors at the Menier Chocolate Factory and her first Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award for her role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Following this, she won an Olivier Award and an Evening Standard Theatre Award for her role of Doris in Flare Path. Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler at The Old Vic gave her another WhatsOnStage Best Actress Award. She also enjoyed a hugely celebrated run in the West End as Fanny Bryce in Funny Girl.
CILLA THE MUSICAL is a spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the TV series. The 2017 debut tour was met with five-star reviews and was nominated Best New Musical in the WhatsOnStage Awards.
The story follows the extraordinary life of an ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet incredible, rise to fame. By the age of just 25 she was recognised as international singing star Cilla Black. By 30 she had become Britain’s favourite television entertainer, headlining series of Blind Date, Surprise Surprise and many more. The musical score features the ultimate soundtrack to the 60’s, including Cilla’s greatest hits Anyone Who Had a Heart, Alfie and Something Tells Me, alongside a backdrop of the legendary ‘Liverpool Sound’.
**Cilla The Musical is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 9 to Saturday 21 November 2020
Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700**