The Goddess of Pop was in town and “Turning Back Time’’ with a loud and brash show that sent the crowd wild.
Despite being warned pre-show not to join in with the singing, many at The King’s Theatre in Glasgow could not resist and gently sang along to The Cher Show.
But there was no stopping the fans as they belted out the popular song as the magical show came to an end.
Boy, what a night. Directed by Strictly judge Arlene Phillips, the show is full of gutsy passion, strong acting, stomping singing and punchy music. In short, it’s a blast.
It’s a musical autobiography with a difference. There are three Cher’s, Babe (Millie O’Connell), Lady (Danielle Steers) and Star (Debbie Kurup) and they bring the show to life with each bringing their own style and when all three sing together, it really is showbiz at its best.
O’Connell brings Cher from childhood to adulthood with acting ease, when Steers takes over and with her incredible voice, she has everyone sat upright in awe. Kurup is a veteran of the theatre and is a joy to watch.
The show just bounces along and the trio leave little room for the rest of the cast, but Lucas Rush as husband Sonny is determined not to miss out and is at ease in his role.
Actor Sam Ferriday proves to be multi talented combining roles as heartthrob Greg Allman, Rob Camilletti, Phil Spector and Joe Southall and the show just flows with raw emotion.
Writer Rick Elice of Jersey Boys fame brings out Cher’s real life sense of humour throughout the show and with Gabriella Slade’s costume design and Tom Roger’s impressive set, the show is only destined for success.
And the audience loved it, the music led by conductor Rich Morris was incredible and full marks to lighting designer Ben Cracknell whose expertise was spot on helped lift the brilliant songs brought to life.
It was lovely to see the theatre nearly full and buzzing and paying tribute to a real star who has had a wonderfully varied and colourful life.
The Cher Show runs until 1st October at King’s Theatre, Glasgow, before moving to Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from 11th to 13th October. You can check out ticket availability via www.capitaltheatres.com.
Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.