The search is on for Cilla ahead of new musical

Cilla Black Credit: ITV

Hundreds of hopefuls are expected to turn out at the auditions to take the title role of Cilla Black in a musical about the star.

The try outs are of course taking place in Liverpool at the Empire Theatre from 9am.

The story follows the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her, rise to fame. Cilla The Musical, is a musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series based on the early life of Cilla Black, by BAFTA award winner, Jeff Pope.

The show, which will debut at the Liverpool Empire in September before moving around the country.