Lyceum, Sheffield – until 14th May 2022
Reviewed by Alison Beaumont
The Cher Show tells the early story and rise to stardom of Cher. The show is directed by Arlene Phillips OBE renowned for judging Strictly Come Dancing.
This show is absolutely amazing from the start to the end I am almost lost for words.
The show features 3 Cher’s Babe, Lady and Star who all have phenomenal performances and showed their expertise delivering their portrayal of Cher with professionalism. The 3 Cher’s spend most of the show on the stage together. There are lots of lighting effects which made you feel like you were actually there and not just watching a show.
Babe (Millie O’Connell) is the very young Cher who is bullied for looking different and at the young age of 16 meets Sonny (Lucas Rush). Her mannerisms were typical of a young Cher. If I had to be nit picky about anything I would say I thought Babe was the weaker of the 3 Cher’s but this really is something so minor as she portrayed young Cher excellently.
Lady (Danielle Steers) plays the divorced Cher who works hard to pick herself up and take control of her career, she meets marries and has a baby with Greg (Sam Ferriday). Danielle has such great vocals and coming from Barnsley like myself and having attended the school my daughter goes to made me feel extremely proud of her seeing her on the stage giving without a doubt a faultless performance. Her vocals were absolutely outstanding.
Star (Debbie Kurup) showed Cher’s acting career. Debbie bore such a resemblance to Cher you could have been watching the legend herself, her vocals and characteristics were great.
All 3 Chers blended well when singing together and you could see the passion and enjoyment throughout their performance.
The ensemble were fantastic and certainly added to the enjoyment of the show, brilliant choegraphy by Oti Mabuse, great energy by everyone and very talented individuals.
Everything even down to the costumes were amazing.
Everyone was on their feet at the end and judging by the audiences faces and reaction to the cast everyone enjoyed this as much as I did. I could definitely watch this again and again.