The U.K. and Ireland tour of The Cher Show, which launches April 15 at the Leicester Curve, will feature Olivier nominee Debbie Kurup (Bonnie & Clyde, The Bodyguard) as "Star" Cher, Danielle Steers (Six, Bat Out of Hell) as "Lady" Cher, and Millie O'Connell (Rent, Six) as "Babe" Cher.
The European premiere, currently scheduled to tour through April 1, 2023, will subsequently play Sunderland, Hull, Sheffield, Manchester, Belfast, Blackpool, Nottingham, Canterbury, Plymouth, Dublin, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Southend, Cardiff, Stoke, Woking, Cheltenham, Dartford, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Brighton, York, Ipswich, Southampton, Northampton, Liverpool, Bristol, Wimbledon, Darlington, Torquay, Oxford, Llandudno, Norwich, and Carlisle with further dates still to be announced.
As previously reported, the tour will feature direction by Arlene Phillips (Saturday Night Fever), choreography by Oti Mabuse, and costume design by Gabriella Slade (Six). Further casting will be announced at a later date.
Featuring a book by Tony and Olivier winner Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), the show follows Cher's journey to stardom from humble beginnings to trailblazing against conventions with a look at the Oscar-, Emmy-, Grammy-, and Golden Globe-winning star in three different lights. Audiences will hear 35 of Cher's biggest hits, including "If I Could Turn Back Time," "I Got You Babe," "Strong Enough," "The Shoop Shoop Song," and "Believe."
The Cher Show made its Broadway debut in December 2018, playing 34 preview and 296 regular performances before closing August 18, 2019. Stephanie J. Block won the Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical, and Bob Mackie won the Tony Award for Costume Design for a Musical.