Winner of four Tony
Awards® in 2010, including Best Musical, MEMPHIS has exploded into the West End
and is now London's hottest new destination! MEMPHIS has an original score by
Grammy® Award-winner and Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe
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. Join them on their incredible
journey to the ends of the airwaves - filled with laughter, soul and rock 'n'
Starring the Queen of
British soul, multi-award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight (The
Bodyguard) as club singer ‘Felicia Farrell' and West End star Killian Donnelly
(The Commitments, Billy Elliot the Musical, Les Misérables) as radio DJ ‘Huey
Calhoun', MEMPHIS will leave you feeling exhilarated by its explosive blend of
electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy.
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Due to cast holiday, Ms Beverley Knight will not be performing on the following dates: 12th - 17th June 2015 17th - 18th July 2015 Ms Beverley Knight is not scheduled to perform on Mondays or Wednesday matinee performances. Mr Killian Donnelly is not scheduled to perform at Thursday evening performances.
Due to cast holiday, Mr Donnelly will not perform on the following dates:
25th - 27th May 2015 11th - 13th June 2015 The Producers of MEMPHIS cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.MOTOWN THE MUSICAL HITS
LONDON'S SHAFTESBURY THEATRE
It began as one man's story...became everyone's music...and is
now London's hottest new show. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL follows the
legendary career of Berry Gordy and the creation of his musical empire, Motown
Records. The story begins in 1983, on the evening of the 25th anniversary
celebration of Motown, and Berry Gordy is looking back on his career. Inspired
by his childhood hero, black American boxer Joe Louis, the young Berry dreams
big, hoping one day to make people as happy and proud. After a few years
on Detroit's automobile assembly line he sets his sights on bringing a
socially-charged, racially-divided country together with music. With an $800
loan from his family, Berry founds a music making factory. Motown is born!
Berry signs a series of ground-breaking artists including Diana
Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie
Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more. But with the Vietnam War looming and America at a cultural turning
point, Berry realises the time has come to push for something bigger than he
ever dreamed of, to make music that could get the whole world moving to the
THE MUSICAL tells the thrilling tale of the man who broke
barriers and fought against the odds to define the sound of a generation -
complete with the ups and downs of the personal relationships, the professional
struggles, and - of course - the music that made history. Discover the story
behind the beat that changed minds, touched lives and took the world by
storm. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL shows how one label and its roster of
legendary artists created the soundtrack that transformed America and
gave the world a new musical vocabulary - the Motown Sound. With over 40 classic
songs such as 'My Girl,' 'What's Going On,' 'Dancing in the Street,' 'I Heard
It Through The Grapevine' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough,' this explosive
event is the next chapter of Motown's incredible history - and an experience
you'll never forget.