Cher fans were wishing they could ‘Turn back Time’ last night as the cast of Believe – The Cher Songbook put on a spectacular performance in Inverness.
Taking to the Empire Theatre stage at Eden Court, Charlotte Talbot – who plays Cher – took the audience on a spellbinding journey through the Queen of pop’s outstanding musical career, spanning more than six decades.
Featuring 31 of her classic hits and 12 super quick costume changes, fans were taken on a memorable voyage through the 73-year-old’s iconic fashion sense and impressive back catalogue.
As her six -piece band took to the stage, the audience were immediately transported back to the days of iconic duo Sonny and Cher with songs ‘I Got You Babe’, ‘The beat goes on’ and ‘Tell Him’.
Following the first change of the evening, ‘Cher’ retook to the stage to perform the song ‘Sunny’, a track she explains was recorded for her third solo album titled Cher and is considered to be a tribute to her then husband Sonny Bono.
Fast forward more than two decades, the audience took to their feet for the icon’s well-known hits ‘We All Sleep Alone’ I Found Someone’, ‘Turn Back Time’ and ‘Believe’.
With the show in full swing, the audience – made up of fans from all walks of life – were given every opportunity to dance in the aisles as they experienced what can only be described as a heartfelt and passionate tribute to the pop idol herself.
As the show edged closer towards the final number, the group paid homage to Cher’s latest album ‘Dancing Queen’ featuring covers of multiple ABBA songs including ‘Super Trouper’, ‘SOS’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Waterloo’ and Mamma Mia’.
Taking to the stage in a pant suit, blonde wig and glasses – a signature look worn by the icon herself during her appearance in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – she belted out a medley of her album.
As a Cher fan myself, the whole evening was a true celebration of her outstanding career. From the costumes to the music and Charlotte’s undeniable voice, the group showcased a spectacular tribute befitting of Cher herself.