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Monday, August 17

Cilla the Musical on hold for time being

Following the untimely death of 72 year old Cilla Black in Spain recently, plans for a West End show on the amazing life of the TV icon have  put on hold but production companies are still keen to make it happen.

Her PR company said: “Cilla had a meeting with producers interested in turning her life story into a musical. She  was thrilled and excited at the idea, and was looking forward to its development.Her manager, son Robert Willis, had been in continuous talks with a West End producer regarding early stages of planning, but obviously these are now on hold for the time being..”

Cilla, who was played by former West End actress Sheridan Smith  (she is currently selling out in a production of  Funny Girl playing Fanny Brice at the Menier Chocolate Factory) in an award winning ITV mini-series, got her break in Liverpool’s Cavern Club.

People are being requested to line the streets of Liverpool when she s laid to rest on Thursday and it is  expected that the city will come to a standstill as famous faces and thousands of fans attend the service at St Mary’s Church in Woolton

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