Martin Kemp stars in the London return of Million Dollar Quartet
Former Spandau Ballet bassist and ex-Eastender Martin Kemp will star as record producer Sam Phillips who brought together the ultimate Million Dollar Quartet of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins for one night only in a recording studio in Memphis, Tennesee.
THE SHOW THAT LEFT ME ALL SHOOK UP Daily Mail
A FEEL GOOD MUSICAL WITH A SOUNDTRACK TO DIE FOR Independent
ANYONE WHO LOVES ROCK & ROLL IS CERTAIN TO HAVE A GOOD TIME The Telegraph
Inspired by the actual event, that took place on 4 December 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis, this ecstatic and engaging musical Million Dollar Quartet Theatre Break is a story of fame, friendship, discovery, divided loyalties, professional jealousy and incredible music as four of the music industrys most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, made music together for the first and only time in their careers.
The legendary meeting was masterminded by Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who discovered all four of the musicians, and brought Elvis Presley and his then girlfriend, Dyanne, back to the recording studio that launched him to stardom. Together with Sun Records’ fast-rising new superstar Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, who was still chasing his next big hit after writing and recording Blue Suede Shoes, the fourth member of this impromptu “quartet” was Phillips’ latest signing, Jerry Lee Lewis.
Million Dollar Quartet features over 20 classic hits from a golden era of music including: Blue Suede Shoes, Folsom Prison Blues, Fever, Memories Are Made Of This, That’s All Right, Down By The Riverside, Sixteen Tons, (There Will Be) Peace In The Valley, I Walk The Line, I Hear You Knocking, Great Balls Off Fire, Hound Dog, Riders In The Sky, See You Later Alligator and Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.
The rest of the cast includes Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis, Robbie Durham as Johnny Cash, Ross William Wild as Elvis Presley, Matt Wycliffe as Carl Perkins and Katie Ray as Dyanne.
Where can I see it?
Royal Festival Hall
London SE1 8XX
How do I get there?
The closest underground station is Waterloo on the Northern and Bakerloo lines
When can I see it?
Opens : 17th December 2016
Booking to : 2nd January 2017