The Cher Show at Opera House Mcr
Last night at the Opera House we turned back time to take a trip through the history of global icon, Cher. The Cher Show under the direction of Arlene Phillips is a love letter to the star who is so adored around the world. Going into the show I was worried that it might verge on cheap imitation but I'm glad to say that for the most part I was wrong.
The narrative takes on a trip through the life of Cher starting with her childhood and taking us through to her many farewell tours. The three lead actresses do a wonderful job conveying the ups and downs and struggles of becoming a star.
Three actresses portray Cher at different points throughout her life. Millie O’Connell as Babe, Danielle Steers as Lady and Debbie Kurup as the Star. All three are good but the latter two absolutely nail it and for me this makes Act 2 much more engaging as the focus is primarily on them.
The story feels a little all over the place at times but it’s all pulled together by absolutely rousing performances. This show knocks out all the big hits that you’d expect; Believe, If I could turn back Time, Strong Enough and many more to please the real hardcore fans of Cher.
A big shout out has to go to the ensemble who’s dance moves were amazing. You can certainly tell that Oti Mabuse was the Choreographer.
The finale is absolutely incredible and the audience were all on their feet singing and dancing along. If you’re a Cher fan you can certainly leave with a smile on your face and will feel it’s been a night well spent. Believe!
Dan Carter for Canal St Media
Published: 19-May-2022 (6645)