Bad Girls and Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson has joined the cast of new musical Son Of A Preacher Man in the role of Alison.  She joins Diana Vickers who was previously confirmed for the 2017 tour of Son of A Preacher Man which comes to Manchester’s Palace Theatre for a one-week run in September.

Debra Stephenson is known for her long running roles in Coronation Street and Bad Girls, whilst her entertainment credits include The Friday Night Project, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy and Let’s Dance For Sports Relief. As a comedic impressionist she is best known as star of BBC One’s The Impressions Show, with her other credits including BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers as well ITV’s Newzoids.

What is Son of a Preacher Man about?

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

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.

Son of a Preacher Man features the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield including The Look Of Love, I Only Want To Be With You, Spooky and the classic Son Of A Preacher Man.

Where and when is Son of a Preacher Man performed in Manchester?

Son of a Preacher Man runs at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from Tuesday 26 until Saturday 30 September.  Performances are at 7.30pm with additional showings at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Saturday.  Tickets are priced from £15.

image of Debra Stephenson courtesy Karen Fuchs.