New musical Son of a Preacher Man has announced that the Coronation Street and Eastenders actor will join the cast alongside Diana Vickers and Debra Stephenson in the 2017 tour.

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Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Son of a Preacher Man is a brand new musical featuring the music of Dusty Springfield and will embark on a UK tour from September.

Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts.

Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories and the myths. Until now, that is, when three random strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, are inexplicably drawn to the site of the original venue. The Preacher Man is long gone, but his son, with help from the wonderful Cappuccino Sisters, might just find it in himself to channel the spirit of The Preacher Man and once more give these three lovesick strangers the look of love.

Featuring songs such as “The Look Of Love”, “I Only Want To Be With You”, “Spooky” and of course “Son Of A Preacher Man”, the musical also features a book by Warner Brown.

Ian Reddington is best known for his roles as  Tricky Dicky in EastEnders and Vernon in Coronation Street, with other roles in  TV programmes including the Outlander series, Dr Who, Shameless, Benidorm, Inspector Morse, Robin Hood, Outlander, The Queen’s Nose and The Dumping Ground. On stage, he has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and toured with Bouncers, Dead Funny and Oh What a Lovely War.

The creative team for the production includes: set and costume designs by Morgan Large, lighting by Richard G Jones and sound design by Richard Brooker.

Son of a Preacher Man embarks on its UK tour from September. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets and  Ticketmaster.co.uk . 

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