Featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and musically-staged by Craig Revel Horwood, Son of a Preacher Man is on a 38 week national tour of the UK & Ireland.
Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them. Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts.
Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories and the myths. Until now, that is, when three random strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, are inexplicably drawn to the site of the original venue. the Preacher Man is long gone, but his son, with help from the wonderful Cappuccino Sisters, might just find it in himself to channel the spirit of the Preacher Man and once more give these three lovesick strangers the look of love.
Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including The Look Of Love, I Only Want To Be With You, Spooky and of course, the classic Son Of A Preacher Man, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written.
Directed and musically-staged by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood, he said:
‘I am delighted to bring to life for the very first time this wonderful story created by Warner Brown, with soulful songs from the legendary Dusty Springfield's iconic music catalogue. I hope that audiences will come to love this warm-hearted and uplifting new musical as much as I do.’
The cast also includes film and television star MICHAEL HOWE and West End leading man NIGEL RICHARDS, alongside Michelle Long, Kate Hardisty, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Jon Bonner, Lewis Kidd, Liam Vincent-Kilbride, Ellie-Jane Goddard, Rachael McAllister, Jess Barker and Gary Mitchinson.
Son of a Preacher Man is produced by Brian Berg, John Sachs, Andrew Berg & Kimberley Sachs for Eclipse Live, Michael Park for The Infinite Group, Paul Tyrer & Jamie Clark for TBO Productions, Churchill Theatre Bromley and executive producers Andrew Green and Ben White, all on behalf of Dusty Touring Ltd.