NEWS: Actresses Playing Cher in The Cher Show Announced

The musical will begin its UK tour at the Leicester Curve from the 15th April.

(c) Zac Cooke for The Studio at Stream.Theatre

The producers of the upcoming production of The Cher Show have announced the three actresses who will be playing the role of Cher at the three different stages of her career. These three actresses are: Debbie Kurup, Danielle Steers and Millie O’Connell.

Debbie Kurup’s theatre credits include Bonnie & Clyde (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Queen Tuya in The Prince of Egypt (Dominion), Blues in the Night (Kiln), Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse) and Mrs Neilsen in Girl From The North Country (Old Vic/ Noël Coward). Danielle Steers is known for her stage roles including The Empress in Aladdin (Theatre Royal, Plymouth),  Catherine Parr in Six The Musical (London), and Zahara in the original cast of Bat out of Hell: The Musical (Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum, Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto, Dominion Theatre, New York City Centre). Millie O’Connell’s stage credits include Maureen in Rent (Hope Mill Theatre – WOS Award Nomination), Jeanie in Hair (Turbine Theatre), Chloe Valentine in Be More Chill (Shaftesbury Theatre and The Other Palace) and Anne Boleyn in SIXThe Musical (UK Tour and Arts Theatre, London – Olivier Award nominated).

The Cher Show features a book by Tony and Olivier Award-winning Rick Elice (Jersey BoysThe Addams FamilyPeter and the Starcatcher) and is directed by Arlene Phillips (Saturday Night FeverStarlight ExpressGrease), with choreography by choreography by Oti Mabuse (two-time Strictly Come Dancing champion) and costume design by Gabriella Slade (SixIn The HeightsSpice World 2019 Tour).

From a young child with big dreams, the shy daughter of an Armenian American truck driver, to the dizzying heights of global stardom, The Cher Show tells the incredible story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame.  Cher takes the audience by the hand and introduces them to the influential people in her life, from her mother and Sonny Bono, to fashion designer and costumier Bob Mackie.  It shows how she battled the men who underestimated her, fought the conventions and, above all, was a trailblazer for independence.  

The musical features 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’. It originally opened debut on Broadway in 2018 in a production that earned two Tony Awards, with this new production of the show being the European premiere.

The creative team behind this production of the musical also includes: et design by Tom Rogers, musical supervision by Rich Morris, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Dan Samson, music production by Gary Hickeson, wigs, hair and make-up design by Sam Cox, associate direction by James Cousins, associate choreography by James Bennett and casting by Will Burton CDG.

The Cher Show will begin performances at the Leicester Curve on the 15th April 2022 before embarking on a UK and Ireland tour. To book tickets for some of the regional theatres the show is visiting visit ATG Tickets.

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