Craig Revel Horwood

New musical Son of a Preacher Man, directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood, will begin a UK tour this September.

The musical will open at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on 1st September and continue to tour UK theatres until 2nd December, when it will close at the Swan Theatre in Wycombe.

Other confirmed theatres include the Palace Theatre in Manchester (26th – 30th September), the Regent Theatre in Stoke (10th – 14th October), the New Theatre in Oxford (24th – 28th October), the New Theatre in Hull (7th – 11th November) and the Grand Opera House in Belfast (21st – 25th November).

Son of a Preacher Man: synopsis

Son of a Preacher Man, described as a heart-warming musical, features the soulful music of Dusty Springfield.

The production is about three strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, who are inexplicably drawn to the site of an old venue called The Preacher Man.

This Soho joint was popular in the sixties, when kids used to dance all night, while the legendary owner, the Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts.

In the present, the Preacher Man is long gone, but his son, who remains, might just find it in himself to give the three strangers a hand in finding love again.

Songs from the musical include The Look Of Love, I Only Want To Be With You, Spooky and Son Of A Preacher Man. The musical is written by Warner Brown whose other theatre credits include Half A Sixpence and the London Palladium’s Cinderella.

Craig Revel Horwood 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.”

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