Future West End Shows Heads Up: Memphis The Musical
- Published on Saturday, 05 July 2014 19:40
- Last Updated on 28 August 2014
- Monica Costa
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Following a recent Memphis The Musical launch event at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, new footage has been released featuring interviews and the unforgettable performances from the two leads, Beverley Knight, Killian Donnelly as well as Bon Jovi’s David Bryan, who composed the original score for the Musical. I personally cannot wait to see it. But i will have to wait until the Autumn as Memphis The Musical opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London on 23 October 2014.
Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS 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.
“David Bryan evokes the powerhouse funk of James Brown, the hot guitar riffs of Chuck Berry, the smooth harmonies of the Temptations and the silken, bouncy pop of the great girl groups of the period” Charles Isleworth,New York Times.
Memphis Lives In Beverley Featurette
Memphis the Musical – Official UK Extended Trailer
Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, MEMPHIS has a Grammy® Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro.
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 will include 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.
Where Shaftesbury Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP
Dates Performances from 9 October 2014 – Opening Night – 23 October 2014
Performances Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm – Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm
Ticket Prices £20 to £67.50
Box Office 0207 379 5399
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