Michelle Gayle is in town starring in Son of a Preacher Man at the Empire - The Guide Liverpool

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Michelle Gayle is in town starring in Son of a Preacher Man at the Empire


Michelle Gayle and Alice Barlow will star in the heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man. Son of a Preacher man plays the Liverpool Empire Theatre from 3 – 7 July 2018.

Featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Son of a Preacher Man embarked on a national tour in September 2017 and has now arrived in Liverpool.

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them…

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 the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including “The Look Of Love”, “I Only Want To Be With You”, “Spooky” and of course, the classic “Son Of A Preacher Man”, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical by internationally renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written.

Directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood, Son of a Preacher Man comes to the Liverpool Empire Theatre for one week only. You only want to be with us!

Choreographer Craig Revel Horwood said:  ‘I am delighted to bring to life for the very first time this wonderful story created by Warner Brown, with soulful songs from the legendary Dusty Springfield’s iconic music catalogue. I hope that audiences in Liverpool will come to love this warm-hearted and uplifting new musical as much as I do.’

We all remember Michelle Gayle for her roles in Grange Hill and EastEnders, and of course for achieving six top 20 hits and selling a million records with both of her albums receiving a nomination for a Brit award in the Best British Female category.

Son of a Preacherman runs at the Liverpool Empire until Saturday 7th July and you can book your tickets here.



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