If I could turn back time, would I see this show again?
Seems like the season of music icons is at Milton Keynes Theatre this August. We’ve seen ABBA’s greatest in Mamma Mia! and now this week The Cher Show is here.
And icon Cher is, right?
(Me) at the ripe old age of 39 only experienced firsthand the ‘newest’ of the Cher’s musical reinventions with hits If I Could Turn Back Time and The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) in the 80’s/early 90’s, when she already had decades of hits (of all kinds) under her rhinestone belt. 😧 (Can you believe Cher has released music over 7 decades to date!)
Then boom in 1998 Believe was released and music (and autotune) history was made again.
The Cher Show takes you on a musical journey showcasing Cher’s rise to stardom from a very young age until Believe was released in 1998.
It’s quite unique in that there isn’t just one Cher in the show. There’s three! They each represent a period of Cher’s life. A young Cher aka babe (Millie O’Connell), a Cher growing and gaining life experience aka lady (Danielle Steers) and present day Cher aka star (at the performance I was at she was played by cover Samantha Ivey).
All three communicate and share with each other, which is emotional at times. I get that each of the Cher’s are like the each of us, in the past and how we’ve grown and evolved, but never completely gone. The little mind voices inside all of us, that allow the fear in, tell us we can or can’t or have us thinking over the past. It sure is a unique way to show a main character on a stage and even confusing for a moment, the plus side is we get three incredible singers for the price of one icon.
The Cher Show doesn’t shy away from sharing all the highs and the lows in Cher’s career and personal life.
It’s hard to not be in awe and thoroughly fascinated by this woman who started off too shy to perform solo and yet has achieved so much greatness, all on her own.
The Cher Show will educated (mine and) the younger generations and thoroughly enthral (again) all those who shared the journey through the years with her.
Cher isn’t just a singer, she’s an everything. A style creator, a fashion icon, an actress, a tv personality, really, an everything in a space that is still a male controlled and dominated industry. To me, that’s why she’s an icon and why I might be a bit of a fan now.
Watch my video reel of the evening here 👇🏻
The Cher Show is at Milton Keynes Theatre Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 August 2022
Tickets were kindly gifted by Milton Keynes Theatre but they have zero control over what I post, or say about the performance – that’s all me! Thank you for your support. 🖤