She wowed audiences at Hull City Hall when she brought her Night of One Hundred Voices show to her home city in March this year.
Now Debra Stephenson will be treading the boards at Hull New Theatre in Son of a Preacher Man, a new musical featuring the songs of Dusty Springfield.
The Coronation Street and Bad Girls star will create the role of Alison in the heart-warming production, which embarks on a tour of the UK later this year and arrives in Hull in November.
Debra’s other 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 the star of BBC One’s The Impressions Show, with her other credits including BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers as well ITV’s Newzoids.
In Son of a Preacher Man, she joins X Factor finalist Diana Vickers, who will create the role of Kat.
With a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Son of Preacher Man will also include the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including The Look of Love, I Only Want to Be With You and of course, the classic, Son of a Preacher Man.
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.
This sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written.
Tickets for Son of a Preacher Man at Hull New Theatre from November 7 to 11, 2017 are from £15.50 with concessions available.