Get Ready to Turn Back Time with new Hippodrome show celebrating the ‘Goddess of Pop’

Get Ready to Turn Back Time with new Hippodrome show celebrating the ‘Goddess of Pop’

Posted on: 18 Jan 2023

Running from Tuesday until Saturday next week, The Cher Show is directed by a Strictly Come Dancing double act of Dame Arlene Phillips and Oti Mabuse.


The Cher Show will see eight shows take place at Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 January.


With six decades of stardom, and well over a hundred million records sold, the Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Cher is an undeniable pop icon and it is about time that she had her story told.





This fabulously kick-ass new musical, from the writer of Jersey Boys, sees three different West End stars take on the role of Cher to tell the story of her astonishing career - Millie O’Connell (SIX, RENT), Danielle Steers (Bat Out of Hell, SIX) and Olivier Award-nominated Debbie Kurup (Prince of Egypt, The Bodyguard).


In a dazzling glitter fest sparkling with Cher’s signature wit and style to the soundtrack of all her biggest hits, including ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, ‘Strong Enough’, ‘Gypsies Tramps’ and ‘Thieves’, ‘The Shoop Shoop Song’, ‘I Got You Babe’, and ‘Believe’.


The Cher Show is written by Tony Award winner Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), directed by Dame Arlene Phillips (Grease, Starlight Express) and choreographed by Oti Mabuse (double Strictly Come Dancing winner).

In the build-up to the production, Vicky Edwards sat down with Phillips and Mabuse (pictured below) to discuss the show. Discussing Cher’s fierce and remarkable legacy, Phillips said:


“I totally identify with Cher in that I want to continue doing what I do for as long as I can and not be defined by my age. I am enjoying life and if I can make an impact in some way then I will.” 


Choreographer and Strictly star Mabuse also spoke about the pressure that comes with painting a portrait of one of pop’s biggest stars: It has to be bigger than anything because it’s her; it has to live up to Cher’s iconic status. She has been such an inspiration to so many people and this musical is going to be a celebration of everything people love about her.”

So, those wishing to experience a joyous party musical fit for the Queen of pop would be advised to head to Bristol Hippodrome between Tuesday 24 and Saturday 28 January to watch The Cher Show. Tickets can be found HERE.


Visit the Bristol Hippodrome website for a comprehensive list of what’s coming up on the city’s largest stage.


Main image: Pamela Raith, Second image: Pamela Raith, Third image: Oliver Rosser and Bryony Blake

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.