The Cher Show starts at the Theater Royal Brighton

Three Chers were seen taking a spin on the Royal Pavilion’s ice rink ahead of the start of a new musical telling the story of the ‘goddess of pop’.

The Cher Show traded Broadway for the seafront when it opened at the Royal Theater Brighton last night as part of its UK and Ireland tour.

Written by Rick Elice, who helmed Jersey Boys, The Addams Family and more, the double Tony Award-winning show promises a ‘party’ in the aisles, is directed by Arlene Phillips and choreographed by Oti Mabuse, while it is being created European premiere.

The show follows the life of the American singer and actress from the shy daughter of an Armenian-American truck driver to her meteoric rise to fame.

Cher takes the audience by the hand and introduces them to the influencers in her life, from her mother and Sonny Bono to fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie.

West End stars Debbie Kurup, Millie O’Connell and Danielle Steers share the role of Cher at different stages of life

The musical is packed with 35 of their biggest hits, including Turn Back Time, I Got You Babe, Strong Enough, The Shoop Shoop Song and Believe.

With over 100 million records sold, an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, three Golden Globes and an award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Cher has impacted popular culture more than most.

Her screen career began in 1971 with her weekly television show, which drew 30 million viewers a week, and has spanned starring roles in cult films from Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, to Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, which hit New York Magazine to state, “Any single film—no matter how flawless—would be infinitely better if it featured Cher.”

Her “Farewell Tour” became the highest-grossing music tour in history – followed by two other sold-out worldwide arena tours.

She is the only female artist in history to have had a #1 hit on the Billboard charts for six consecutive decades; a feat that led Vogue to consider her “eternally relevant and the ruler of outré reinvention.”

And in the 1990s, she founded the Cher Charitable Foundation to support charitable causes around the world.

The Cher Show runs in Brighton until November 12. The Cher Show starts at the Theater Royal Brighton

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