West End Show review: Memphis the Musical
- Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 11:49
- Last Updated on 25 October 2014
- Monica Costa
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Memphis The Musical opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 23 October 2014. I recently attended a preview show and I came out with a big smile on my face determined to learn all songs by heart from the newly bought special limited edition CD Memphis. I am not usually so enthusiastic about musicals, but there was absolutely nothing I did not like about Memphis! The singers were all absolutely brilliant, the retro clothes were to die for and of course the music soulful and exciting – no surprise considering the involvement of Bon Jovi’s David Bryan who composed the original score for the Musical. Perfect night out for people who love good music and want to go back into a musical journey to the R&B roots.
Inspired by true events from the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ ‘Huey Calhoun’ who wants to change the world and Felicia, a beautiful black club singer, who is ready for her big break. Huey falls in love with Felicia and has the vision to bring her voice and her music out of the clubs and onto the airwaves of America but he has to face the cultural and racial divides within Memphis. His peaceful fight will spark a music revolution that will shake the world.
Memphis Lives In Beverley Featurette
Memphis the Musical – Official UK Extended Trailer
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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