Dusty Springfield musical hits Oxford

The music of Dusty Springfield features in a musical
The music of Dusty Springfield features in a musical

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, embarks on a national tour this autumn.

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

Welcome to The Preacher Man, the swinging Sixties 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 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 and Son of a Preacher Man, this sparkling, funny and sweetly touching new musical play is directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood.

His recent credits as director and choreographer include the UK tours of Sister Act, Chess and Brother Love Travelling Salvation Show.

Son of a Preacher Man will be at New Theatre, Oxford, for one week at 7.30pm from Tuesday, October 24 - Saturday, October 28, with additional 2.30pm matinees on the Wednesday and Saturday.

Tickets cost from £15 - £36.50 and are available online at www.atgtickets.com/oxford or call the box office on 0844 871 3020 or call into the theatre on George Street.