A POP-FILLED stage show celebrating the life and music of the legendary Dusty Springfield and the pop stars of the 1960s is coming to Weymouth.

Dusty and the Shades of the 60s is a brand new musical stage show that celebrates the life and music of the great Dusty Springfield and her contemporary peers.

Starring singer and actress Emily Clark with the singing trio The Shades, this pop-filled show, which arrives at Weymouth Pavilion on March 3, is dedicated to the invention of pop music, the songs and the stars of the 60s.

Dusty Springfield’s string of smash hits began on January 1, 1964 when she performed I Only Want to be With You on the BBC’s new TV programme Top of the Pops. It was closely followed by You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Son of a Preacher Man, I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself and You Don’t Own Me.

All these songs and more will be performed in the show when Dusty and the Shades will take audiences on a music-filled journey featuring the songs, artists and songwriters who worked with Dusty over a stellar 35 year career.

The cast will perform a roster of Dusty hits written by Burt Bacharach, Carole King and others including Say A Little Prayer, Downtown, Natural Woman and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough which was a huge hit for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1967.

Emily Clark said: "Ever since I could speak I’ve wanted to sing professionally and, being a huge fan of the music of the 60s, this is a wonderful opportunity for me to pay homage to one of the greatest singers of that time as well as the writers of some legendary songs.

"Dusty was an amazing woman, personally and professionally and I hope the Shades and I will be doing her proud!”

*Dusty and the Shades of the 60s, Weymouth Pavilion, March 3. Call the box office for tickets.