IT promises to be the ultimate soundtrack to the 60s.

Cilla - The Musical arrives in Southampton next week.

Cilla's greatest hits Anyone Who Had a Heart, Alfie and Something Tells Me will be performed alongside a backdrop of the legendary Liverpool Sound including the Beatles’ Twist and Shout, and American influences like California Dreamin by The Mamas and The Papas and many more.

The story follows the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet incredible, rise to fame. By the age of just 25 she was recognised as international singing star Cilla Black. By the age of 30 she had become Britain’s favourite television entertainer headlining series’ of Blind Date, Surprise Surprise and many more.

The heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series based on the early life of Cilla Black, by BAFTA award winner, Jeff Pope (The Moorside, Philomena, From The Cradle To The Grave, Mrs Biggs and Little Boy Blue), which had audiences glued to their screens).

Following weeks of open auditions at venues up and down the country, producers found their star. Kara Lily Hayworth fought off thousands of hopefuls to be named as the girl who will step into the legend’s coveted shoes in the first ever musical about the star’s life.

Cilla - The Musical runs from Tuesday to Saturday at Mayflower Theatre. For tickets, call 023 8071 1811 or visit