ORIGINAL Shirley Bassey gowns will take pride of place in a show which traces the star’s glittering career.

Award winning Julia Martin will perform at Guiseley Theatre using a collection of stunning original outfits throughout the show.

The extravaganza will also raise money for the Autism Unseen Tall Ships challenge.

The show will be staged on Friday, January 31 and tickets cost £12.

A theatre spokeswoman said: “Pure Bassey is a smash hit theatre production that brings to life the inspiring and incredible story behind Shirley’s glittering career. It is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show in the world to Dame Shirley Bassey.

“The award-winning Miss Julia Martin, who was voted by the Agents Association as the UK’s No1 Shirley Bassey tribute in both 2018 and 2019, is the only DSB tribute in the world that uses a collection of stunning original Bassey gowns throughout her show.

“These gowns were worn by Shirley throughout her glittering career, and include the world-famous Gypsy Gown, created by Douglas Darnell. Each of these gowns help to create the illusion of Shirley herself being on stage, and between them they span over 50 years of Shirley’s success.”

She added: “The show has been described by theatre audiences as totally authentic in every way, and not only captures Shirley’s incredible stage presence, power ballads, and magnetism, but also delivers a spectacular evening of entertainment, that no true Bassey fan will want to miss.

“Dedication and meticulous attention to detail is what makes this theatre performance so special, and Julia’s amazing ability to mimic not just the voice, but also the Bassey mannerisms and extravagance of gowns will leave you thinking that you have seen the original artist.”

The show is also raising money for the Autism Unseen Tall Ships Challenge, where six groups of autistic and special needs youngsters accompanied by team buddies will crew and sail 1,675 miles around the UK in a 70-foot Challenger racing yacht.

The spokeswoman said: “This is one of Autism Unseen’s most ambitious challenges to date, and the first time that a challenge of this nature has ever been set.

“By supporting this event, you will not only experience a sensational evening of entertainment but you will also be contributing to the trip of a lifetime for these autistic youngsters.”

Further information and tickets can be obtained at guiseleytheatre.org/box-office or by ringing 0333 666 3366

Shirley Bassey is an iconic figure, known for her powerful voice and glamour and for recording a number of James Bond theme songs.