Click here!

Son of a Preacher Man

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them… Read more …

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.


The critical consensus

With the iconic music of Dusty Springfield this show could have been a lot of fun. However, her songs are lost amongst the utter shambles of a script. An excellent cast is the only redeemable thing about this production.

**(*)(*)(*)Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 18/10/2017

From now until July 2018 no part of the UK is to be spared this touring show. Can things improve? As Dusty would have it, here’s “wishin’ and hopin’”.

**(*)(*)(*)Ken Wilson, The Wee Review, 18/10/2017

Where and when?

King's Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday October 17, 2017, until Saturday October 21, 2017. More info: http://www.edtheatres.com/kings

Comments: 0 (Add)

To post a comment, you need to sign in or register. Forgotten password? Click here.

Find a show


Search the site


Find us on …

Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFind us on YouTube