PREVIEW: Memphis the Musical

Besi Besemar November 8, 2014

Memphis the Musical extends bookings through to October 2015.

 Photo credit: Johan Persson
Photo credit: Johan Persson

OPENING  AT the Shaftesbury Theatre to public and critical acclaim last month, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s new musical, winner of four Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Memphis the Musical has been heralded as the West End’s newest hit show.

Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly excel as Felicia Farrell and Huey Calhoun alongside a remarkable cast of 28 singers and dancers. Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis the Musical follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break.

Photo credit: Johan Persson
Photo credit: Johan Persson

Directed by Christopher Ashley and with choreography by Sergio Trujillo, Memphis has Scenic Design by David Gallo, Costume Design by Paul Tazewell, Lighting Design by Howell Binkley, Sound Design by the Olivier Award-winning Gareth Owen and Musical Direction by Tim Sutton.

Memphis the Musical is produced in London by Junkyard Dog Productions, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Barbara Freitag, Joseph Smith and John Brant.

Led by multi award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight as club singer ‘Felicia Farrell’ and stage star Killian Donnelly as radio DJ ‘Huey Calhoun’, with Rolan Bell as ‘Delray’, Tyrone Huntley as ‘Gator’, Claire Machin as ‘Gladys’, Jason Pennycooke as ‘Bobby’ and Mark Roper as ‘Mr. Simmons’,

The full cast of Memphis the Musical includes Keisha Atwell, Arielle Campbell, Mark Carroll, Joseph Davenport, Momar Diagne, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Kimmy Edwards, Hillary Elk, Laura Ellis, Charlotte Gorton, Benjamin Harrold, Waylon Jacobs, Rachel John, Dean Maynard, Devon McKenzie-Smith, Tim Newman, Simon Ray-Harvey, Jon Robyns, Ashley Rumble, Kyle Seeley, Helen Siveter, Dawnita Smith, and Alex Thomas.

Photo credit: Johan Persson
Photo credit: Johan Persson


Event: Memphis the Musical

Where: Shaftesbury Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP

When: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm: Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm

Tickets: £20 to £67.50

Box Office: 0207 379 5399

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