21st Oct, 2018

Son of a Preacher Man at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre

Ian Hughes 9th Feb, 2018

SON of a Preacher Man will bring swinging London swinging onto the stage of Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre.

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood’s Dusty Springfield musical returns for a new UK tour and will be in Coventry runs from February 13 to 17.

The story begins in the 1960s at swinging Soho joint the Preacher Man, where 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.

But years later all that remains are the memories, stories and myths – that is, until three lovesick strangers find themselves inexplicably drawn to the site of the original venue.

Generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, the trio seek out the Preacher Man’s son who might just find it in himself to channel the spirit of his father and give his guests the guidance that they seek.

Teh show features many of Dusty’s greatest hits including The Look Of Love, I Only Want To Be With You, and Son Of A Preacher Man.

Starring as the three lovesick leads will be Alice Barlow (Kat), Debra Stephenson (Alison) and Michael Howe (Paul) alongside Nigel Richards as the famous Preacher Man’s son and heir, Simon.

Best known for her TV work, Barlow’s previous credits include Coronation Street, Benidorm, and Casualty. She was also a contestant on The Voice in 2013.

Stephenson – impressionist, comedian, actresses and singer – is known to many from BBC One’s The Impressions Show, while she has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers and ITV’s Newzoids, as well as Coronation Street, Bad Girls, and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

A familiar face on stage and screen, Howe’s TV credits include Life Begins, New Tricks, and Casualty, while theatre credits include Footloose, Othello, and The Lion in Winter.

Visit www.belgrade.co.uk for tickets and further details.

 

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