Review: Cilla the Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Cilla the Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse

Given her status as TV royalty, it’s easy to forget that the late Cilla Black was initially thrust into the spotlight as a talented singer, championed by The Beatles. Based on the hit ITV biopic, Jeff Pope’s Cilla the Musical transports its audience back to the 1960s to chart her meteoric rise from being a young, working-class secretary in Liverpool to being a famous singer, riding high at the very top of the music charts. The…

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Lady Gaga to play Cilla Black in Dionne Warwick biopic

Lady Gaga to play Cilla Black in Dionne Warwick biopic

Pop superstar Lady Gaga is to portray late Liverpool singer and TV presenter Cilla Black in a new biopic about Dionne Warwick, according to reports. The musical feud between the pair is well documented, and started in the 1960s when Warwick accused her one-time rival of “stealing her music”, following a spat over the single Anyone Who Had A Heart. Black, whose early singing career saw her championed by The Beatles, died in August last year at the…

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