The multi award-winning musical Memphis lands at London's Shaftesbury Theatre next week with Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard) and Killian Donnelly (The Commitments, Les Misérables) as Felicia Farrell and Huey Calhoun!
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.
The cast of MEMPHIS is led by multi award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight as club singer 'Felicia Farrell' and stage star
Killian Donnelly as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun', with Rolan Bell as 'Delray', Tyrone Huntley as 'Gator', Claire Machin as 'Gladys',
Jason Pennycooke as 'Bobby' and Mark Roper as 'Mr. Simmons'.
The full cast of MEMPHIS will 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.
Directed by Christopher Ashley and with Choreography by Sergio Trujillo, MEMPHIS has Scenic Design by David Gallo, Costume Design by Paul Tazewell, Lighting Design by Howell Binkley and Sound Design by the Olivier Award-winning Gareth Owen.
MEMPHIS is produced in London by Junkyard Dog Productions, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Barbara Freitag, Joseph Smith and John Brant.
MEMPHIS begins performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London from 9 October 2014. Opening night takes place 23 October.