Further casting has been announced for Memphis The Musical, coming to the Shaftesbury Theatre starring Beverley Knight.

Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly at the press launch of Memphis The Musical

Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly at the press launch of Memphis The Musical

Producers of Memphis The Musical – coming to the Shaftesbury Theatre this autumn (from 9 October 2014) – have released further casting information.

Already announced is the lead of the show, Queen of British Soul music Beverley Knight, who recently starred in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre and will play Felicia Farrell in Memphis The Musical.

Joining Beverley in the show will be Killian Donnelly as radio DJ Huey Calhoun, 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.

Killian Donnelly is originally from Ireland and has played extensively in the West End including ‘Raoul’ in The Phantom of the Opera, ‘Enjolras’ in Les Misérables, ‘Tony’ in Billy Elliot the Musical and ‘Deco in Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments.

Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Memphis has an award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. The show will be directed by Christopher Ashley, with Choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

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