Hundreds of hopefuls have queued up round the block for open auditions for Cilla the Musical at the Empire theatre in Liverpool.
The auditions are being held by producers from Bill Kenwright Ltd and Executive Producer of the new musical, Cilla's son, Robert Willis.
- Victoria Grimes was there:
- Read more: The search is on to find a Cilla
Hundreds of hopefuls are expected to turn out at the auditions to take the title role of Cilla Black in a musical about the late star.Read the full story ›
Almost 18-months-ago Granada Reports was broadcasting from Mathew Street as Liverpool was coming to terms with the death of Cilla Black.
Her name of course will aways be linked with the Cavern, where she started out as a cloakroom attendant.
So as the club turned 60 today, a statute's been unveiled to her. Our cameras were the only ones allowed to follow its construction from the very beginning And Victoria Grimes joined the crowds for the unveiling:
Lucy caught up with Cilla's son Robert, at the Hard Day's Night Hotel just round the corner, and asked him what his mum would have made of it all:
A bronze statue has been unveiled of Liverpool legend Cilla Black outside the city's world-famous Cavern Club.Read the full story ›
A new statue of Cilla Black will be officially unveiled on Mathew Street as part of the celebrations.
The late star worked as a cloakroom girl before finding fame.
The bronze sculpture is being commissioned by her three sons, Robert, Ben and Jack, who are donating it to the city in memory of their mum.
The world-famous Cavern Club in Liverpool is celebrating its 60th birthday.
The music venue in a cellar on Mathew Street became synonymous with the Merseybeat movement in the 1960s.
It was where the likes of The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers and other bands began their rise-to-fame.
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Lady Gaga's people have denied the singer has been cast as Cilla Black in a new film based on the life of soul singer Dionne Warwick.Read the full story ›
Lady Gaga has been cast as Cilla Black in a new film based on the life of soul singer Dionne Warwick.Read the full story ›