Grand goes Over The Rainbow

Nicole Faraday who plays Eva Cassidy

Nicole Faraday who plays Eva Cassidy

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The 10th anniversary UK tour of Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story comes to Lancaster’s Grand Theatre next Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Since its first performance in 2004, the moving musical story of singer Cassidy has scored five-star reviews.

By the time of her death she was unknown outside her native Washington, but within four years Terry Wogan discovered and promoted her haunting interpretation of Somewhere Over the Rainbow to the top of the chart.

This play journeys through her life, from childhood in a musical family, to her studio work with boyfriend and mentor Chris Biondo, to the live recording of Blues Alley and her premature death at the age of only 33. Nicole Faraday (Bad Girls; Emmerdale) stars as Eva, Tom Vaughan (Hollyoaks) is Danny Cassidy and Rose-Marie (Blood Brothers; Doctors) is Mary Ann Redmond, while Robert Grose (Starlight Express) plays larger-than-life music mogul, Chuck Brown.

Tickets £18.50, box office: 01524 64695 or www.lancastergrand.co.uk