Memphis the Musical: Winner of two Olivier Awards and the What’s On Stage Award for Best New Musical, Memphis was inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee. Following 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, the show starred Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight as “Felicia Farrell” and West End star Killian Donnelly as “Huey Calhoun”, followed by recording artist and X Factor Winner Matt Cardle.
Motown: Running for three amazingly successful years at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Motown the Musical told the story of the rise of Berry Gordy and the famous record label. With over 50 songs that everyone knows and loves, Motown had the audience Dancing in the Streets every night of the week.
Rock of Ages: A celebration of classic 80s rock culture, Rock of Ages was set in LA’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987. The show told the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, chasing their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Rock of Ages featured 80s hits such as Don’t Stop Believin’, I Want To Know What Love Is, Final Countdown and Wanted Dead or Alive taking us back to the times of big bands playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair!
Hairspray: Hairspray told the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, and her mission to follow her dreams and fight for equality. The show captured the hearts of the public and played for two and a half years winning 27 major awards, including in 2008, 4 Olivier Awards; it was for many years the highest grossing musical to play at the Shaftesbury.