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.”
The musical play will feature the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield including The Look of Love, I Only Want To Be With You and Son of a Preacher Man.
It has been announced today that X Factor finalist Diana Vickers will star in the show. She has had theatre experience in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, the UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show and most recently, the UK premiere of Big the Musical starring opposite Jay McGuiness.
Tour dates for this new musical are as follows:
Bromley Churchill Theatre – 4th to 9th September
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre – 12th to 16th September
Sunderland Empire – 19th to 23rd September
Manchester Palace Theatre – 26th to 30th September
York Grand Opera House – 3rd to 7th October
Stoke Regent Theatre – 10th to 14th October
Edinburgh Kings Theatre – 17th to 21st October
Oxford New Theatre – 24th to 28th October
Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall – 31st October to 4th November
Hull New Theatre – 7th to 11th November
New Wimbledon Theatre – 14th to 18th November
Belfast Grand Opera House – 21st to 25th November
Wycombe Swan – 28th November to 2nd December
Southend Cliffs Pavilion – 16th to 20th January 2018
Nottingham Theatre Royal – 30th January to 3rd February
Coventry Belgrade Theatre – 13th to 17th February
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre – 6th to 10th March
Blackpool Grand Theatre – 20th to 24th March
Torquay Princess Theatre – 10th to 14th April
Brighton Theatre Royal – 17th to 21st April
Woking New Victoria Theatre – 24th to 28th April
Glasgow Kings Theatre – 6th to 10th May
Liverpool Empire – 3rd to 7th July
Further tour dates are to be announced.