Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre starring Beverley Knight
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP
Beverley Knight stars in hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre
Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including for Best Musical, the smash-hit show Memphis is now playing at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre.
Memphis stars Britain’s Queen of Soul Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard) and hot X-Factor star Matt Cardle.
This sizzling hot show is set in 1950’s Memphis Tennessee and inspired by real events.
Memphis The Musical features explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love…. plus some seriously roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll!
The show has a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a Grammy Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.
Memphis features direction by Christopher Ashley, choreography by Sergio Trujillo, design by David Gallo, costume Design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Gareth Owen.
Memphis is currently playing until 31 October 2015 at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis follows the rise to fame of a radio DJ (Matt Cardle) who wants to change the world, and the nightclub singer set for stardom (Beverley Knight) that he falls in love with.
The Memphis cast is led by multi award-winning recording artist and recent star of The Bodyguard, Beverley Knight, as club singer Felicia Farrell, alongside acclaimed X-Factor star Matt Cardle as radio DJ Huey Calhoun.
The hugely talented cast also include Rolan Bell as Delray, Tyrone Huntley as Gator, Claire Machin as Gladys, Jason Pennycooke as Bobby and Mark Roper as Mr. Simmons. Other cast 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.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Hold on to your hats” Daily Mail
“Memphis rocks with heart and soul” Metro
★ ★ ★ ★ “A rousing spectacle where audiences will feast their eyes on the dancers and ears on the singing… Beverley Knight is sensational!” Evening Standard
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “The West End’s hottest new musical.” Digital Spy
★ ★ ★ ★ “Some of the most thrilling vocal work you’ll find on the London stage in its roof-raising evocation of the birth of rock’n’ roll” Daily Telegraph
★ ★ ★ ★ “BEVERLEY KNIGHT combines charisma and power alongside a Sinatra-like Killian Donnelley in this exciting take on a key moment in pop history” The Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★ “The dancing is audaciously good” The Observer
★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage