The smash-hit show, At Last - The Etta James Story, is set return to the UK next Autumn starring the sensational Vika Bull. Having wowed British audiences in 2017 as part of an ecstatically received short tour, Vika and the phenomenal Essential R&B Band start a 23 date visit, kicking off in High Wycombe on Friday September 21st 2018. Please see full tour dates below.

Following its world premiere in Melbourne in 2013 At Last - The Etta James Story has since repeatedly packed theatres throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 2016 the show returned to Melbourne for a sell-out season at The Arts Centre and July saw the show triumph for a third season at The Sydney Opera House.

A triumph - Sydney Morning Herald

As Vika sang ‘At Last’ it resonated through the theatre with such intensity that it brought the 800-strong audience to their feet in thunderous applause and deserved appreciation - Aussie Theatre

Telling the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life and features some of her most beloved songs including Tell Mama, Something’s Got A Hold On Me, Sugar On The Floor, the heart rending I’d Rather Go Blind, her iconic signature song At Last and more.

Vika puts her heart and soul into this unforgettable show and is joined on stage by some of Australia’s finest and funkiest musicians.

During a long and tumultuous career that saw her win six Grammy Awards and a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Etta James has influenced a vast array of artists from Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart and is acknowledged as inspiring the careers of a new generation of singers from Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.

Sadly, Etta’s frantic recording and touring schedule coincided with her ever-growing addiction problems and over time she not only sang the blues…she lived the blues.

Mercifully, her passion for life and strength of character saw her conquer her demons and she continued to record and perform into her seventies.

With respect, this is her story.

At Last – The Etta James Story is a triumph for Vika Bull as a consummate performer, and equally as satisfying in musical terms as that other big musical tale, Jersey Boys - The West Australian

Nobody does Etta better. A marvellous tribute, steeped in honour and respect for the late, great Etta James - Australian Stage

Don’t miss re-living the soulful songs of Etta James, channelled through superstar Vika Bull and band this autumn.


Wycombe Swan

Friday 21 September


01494 512 000

Palace Theatre, Southend

Saturday 22 September


01702 351135

The Concorde, Eastleigh

Sunday 23 September


023 8061 3989

The Forum, Bath

Tuesday 25 September


0844 888 9991

St David’s Hall, Cardiff

Thursday 27 September


029 2087 8444

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Friday 28 September


01935 422884

G Live, Guildford

Saturday 29 September


01483 369350

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Sunday 30 September


0844 871 7650

New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

Wednesday 03 October


023 9264 9000

The Alban Arena, St Albans

Thursday 04 October


01727 844488

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Friday 05 October


0844 576 3000

Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Monday 08 October


01604 624811

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool

Tuesday 09 October


0151 709 3789

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Wednesday 10 October


0141 353 8000

The Queens Hall, Edinburgh

Thursday 11 October


0131 668 2019

The Gateshead, Sage

Saturday 13 October


0191 443 4661

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sunday 14 October


0161 907 9000

Buxton Opera House

Monday 15 October


01298 72190

Grand Opera House, York

Wednesday 17 October


0844 871 3024

Town Hall, Birmingham

Thursday 18 October


0121 780 3333

Corn Exchange, Cambridge 

Saturday 20 October


01223 357851

Cadogan Hall, London

Monday 22 October


020 7730 4500

Cadogan Hall, London

Tuesday 23 October


020 7730 4500