Theatre Preview: Son of a Preacher Man @ Oxford New Theatre
by Abi Hack
Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them…
It’s the swinging 60s and the kids are flocking to their local Soho joint, the Preacher Man, to the dance the night away, dream of love and talk to its legendry owner, The Preacher Man, in the hopes of gaining advice to cure even the loneliest of hearts.
Flash-forward to present day, and all that remains are the memories, the stories, the myths and three random strangers who are inexplicably drawn to the original venue. The Preacher Man is long gone, but his son, with help from the Cappuccino Sisters, looks to channel the spirit of his father and once more give these three lovesick strangers the look of love.
Directed by Craig Revel Harwood and featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, the new musical, Son of a Preacher Man sings and dances its way onto the Oxford New Theatre stage this October (24-28th). Starring X Factor finalist Diana Vickers, Bad Girls and Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson and EastEnders and Coronation Street actor Ian Reddington, Dusty’s greatest hits including "The Look Of Love", "I Only Want To Be With You" and of course, the classic "Son Of A Preacher Man", will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out.
Choreographer 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. I hope that audiences in Oxford will come to love this warm-hearted and uplifting new musical as much as I do.”
When 24-28th October 2017
Where Oxford New Theatre
Prices £15 – £42 (plus £4 transaction fee)
Book tickets here