Star of new Cilla Black television drama Sheridan Smith takes to Dovedale Towers stage.
Sheridan Smith, star of the new ITV forthcoming three-part Cilla Black drama performed at the Dovedale Social tonight.
Smith joined her brother Damian Dalton Smith‘s band The Torn on stage for an impromptu performance at The Dovedale Towers‘ regular showcase of new music.
Currently filming in Liverpool in the lead role for an ITV drama about Cilla Black, Smith came to watch her brother perform with The Torn.
After tearfully watching the band perform a song written by lead singer Damian about his sister moving to London to pursue her dream of acting at the age of 16, entitled Wild Child, Sheridan was invited onstage to perform 9 to 5 with the band, showing that she would be well capable of doing a mean Dolly Parton once her stint as Cilla was done.
Sheridan was joined on the night by many of the Cilla cast and crew, of whom the band thanked for coming despite filming beginning the next day at 6am. She was also accompanied by several friends from the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.
Smith, star of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and Gavin & Stacey, is filming in LIverpool the story of Cilla’s journey from the typing pool to stardom, with the help of Brian Epstein and Cilla’s husband Bobby.
“Liverpool is the friendliest place I’ve ever been,” the 32-year-old recently said. “I’ve been in everybody’s house, I’ve met everybody’s nan and next-door neighbour.
“When it was cold, people were coming out of their houses bringing us cups of tea. They make good tea.”
Read Getintothis‘ feature on Dovedale Social here.
Picture via Scott Cosgrove on Twitter.
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