The Olivier and Tony® Award-winning MEMPHIS
THE MUSICAL has
exploded into the West End with huge audience and critical acclaim to become
London's hottest theatre destination!
In the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of a new era is dawning as the first incredible sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and gospel are emerging into the mainstream.
Falling in love with a beautiful club singer, one young man’s vision to bring her voice and her music out of the clubs and onto the airwaves of America will fly in the face of cultural divides and spark a music revolution that will shake the world.
Starring the Queen of British Soul, multi-award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard), with original songs by GRAMMY® winner and Bon Jovi co-founder David Bryan, and a gripping true-life inspired story from writer Joe DiPietro, MEMPHIS will leave you exhilarated by its explosive blend of electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy.
Beverley Knight - Felicia
Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight has been one of the UK’s most consistent artists of the past 15 years, scoring several Top 10 albums, including the platinum-selling Voice: The Best of Beverley Knight. She has sold over a million albums in the UK, including four gold certified albums. She was awarded an MBE by The Queen in 2007 for her services to British music and her charity work, has won three MOBO Awards, and been nominated for Best Female at the Brit Awards three times and for the Mercury Music Prize twice. Her live performances have gained her a legion of famous fans, from David Bowie to Prince, Take That to Quincy Jones.
Performances include: supporting Prince at his 21 Nights O2 shows in 2007 and he was so taken by Beverley’s live set that he flew her to LA in 2008 to perform with him at his post-Oscars party, where they were joined on stage by Stevie Wonder. She supported Take That on their reunion arena tour, joining them on stage for ‘Relight My Fire’. Wolverhampton-born Beverley has toured the UK several times in her own right over the last decade and a half and has sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall on three occasions since she debuted there in 2007.
Recordings include: her latest critically acclaimed album, Soul UK, which entered the Top 15 in 2011, in which she pays tribute to the British soul artists who inspired her, including Soul II Soul, Loose Ends, Omar and Roachford. Also 2009's 100%, her first independently released album, as well as Music City Soul and gold selling albums Prodigal Sista, Who I Am and Affirmation. Beverley is currently working on her eighth studio album.
Radio and television include: presenting four series of Beverley’s Gospel Nights (Radio 2) and two series of Just the Two of Us (BBC1). In the last few years she has been a semi-regular guest on Loose Women as well as winning BBC1’s Celebrity Mastermind.
Other work includes: Beverley is an ambassador for charities including Christian Aid and has travelled to areas affected by disease and poverty to help raise awareness. She is an active campaigner for anti-Aids organisations the Stop AIDS Campaign and the Terrence Higgins Trust. In summer 2012, she wowed a 1 billion viewing audience with the song ‘I Am What I Am’ at the finale of the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony. Speaking after the ceremony, Beverley said: ‘Being a part of the show was not only awe inspiring but thought provoking. I was so proud to have been sharing the stage with true supermen and women.’
Most recently, Beverley made her west end debut as 'Rachel Maroon' in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre.
Matt Cardle - Huey
Cardle is a multi-platinum recording artist who has sold over 2.2 million
records in the UK and completed five sell-out tours. He was crowned the winner
of the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010, guided by his mentor and friend
Dannii Minogue, in front of an audience surpassing a staggering 19.1 million
viewers. It is still the most successful series in the show’s 12-year history
and Matt historically won the public vote every week, with the exception of the
Matt is a singer, with a four-octave vocal range, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and drummer. His debut single When We Collide sold over one million copies and has just been named as one of the Top 40 biggest selling singles of the past decade. The song spent three weeks at #1 and was nominated for Best British Single at the 2011 Brit Awards. This was followed by the Top 10, Gary Barlow penned hit Run For Your Life and platinum selling debut album Letters.
To date Matt has co-written, co-produced and released three Top 10 albums; the aforementioned debut in 2011, The Fire (2012) and Porcelain (2013). Matt’s last Top 10 single was the infectious duet Loving You with Spice Girl Melanie C.
Southampton born and Essex raised, Matt completed his fifth sold-out UK tour in April 2014 playing 20 dates across the UK and Ireland. In September 2013 he performed The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face at Miss World in Bali, Indonesia in front of an audience of over two billion. Matt’s performance of this song was voted the third Best Moment in the history of The X Factor and has been viewed over 40 million times on YouTube.
Matt is currently writing and recording his fourth studio album working with an array of talented producers including; Jim Eliot (Kylie Minogue/Ellie Goulding/Will Young), John Beck (Corrine Bailey Rae/Indiana), Dimitri Tikovoi (Goldfrapp/Charli XCX/Paloma Faith), Samuel Dixon (Sia/Adele) and Aaron Horn. The album is due for release later this year.
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When: Saturday 10th
Price: £39.50 (Normally £69.50 plus fees)
Seats are J and K of the Royal/Dress Circle.
Where: Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 8DP
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The cast may change at short notice due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.