Memphis

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Based on a true story a white DJ and a black soul singer battle against segregation laws in 1950s Memphis Tennessee. An exceptional musical Memphis Theatre Breaks come highly recommended!

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 4 stars Roof-raising! Beverley Knight excels in Memphis, a thrilling musical set in Segregation-era America Daily Telegraph
5 stars A punchy, energetic show! Hold onto your hats – Bev’s a real belter Daily Mail
Theatrebreaks.com says You have to hear it to believe it! The two lead actors have the most amazing voices EVER and you will not be able to leave the theatre without a huge smile stretched upon your face.

Tony Award-winning Broadway show Memphis – The Musical is now in thrilling London top-10-popular-theatre-breaksaudiences at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

It stars British Queen of Soul Beverley Knight, who only recently made her West End debut in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre, and 2010 X Factor winner Matt Cardle.

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Photo : Helen Maybanks

Miss Knight plays Felicia, a soul singer, who is trying to get further than the underground bars that she is forced to sing in by the strict laws of segregation in force in Memphis Tennessee. But her life changes completely when she meets – and falls in love with – Huey (Cardle), a local radio DJ who wants to play black soul music and together they collaborate to try and break down the walls that ignorance and fear have built up so strongly.

Having won four Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards during its 3 years on Broadway, Memphis now adds two Olivier Awards to its accolades picking up gongs in the Best Theatre Choreographer category and also for Sound Design.

Beverley Knight will continue in her role as Felicia until 17th October 2015, and will now be performing on the following Monday nights: 6, 13 & 27th July; and
10, 17, 24th & 31st August 2015. She will not be performing on the following dates:
17-18th July; 3-5th August; 8th, 15 – 24th and 28th September; and 2nd October 2015.

Excluding the dates above, Ms Knight is not scheduled to perform on Monday evening and Wednesday matinee performances.

Mr Cardle is not scheduled to perform at Wednesday matinee performances. 

The Producers of Memphis cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.
Read more about Beverley Knight’s next role in Cats Here

More information:

Where can I see Memphis?
Shaftesbury theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
WC2H 8DP

nearest tube to the novello theatre How do I get there?
 Nearest tube station to the Shaftesbury theatre is Holborn on the Piccadilly and Central lines

When can I see it?
The show opened on 23rd October 2014 and is booking to 31st October 2015

What time does it start?
Monday to Saturday at 19:30; Wednesday and Saturday at 14:30

Who’s in it?
Beverley Knight; Matt Cardle; Rolan Bell; Jason Pennycooke; Tyrone Huntley; Mark Roper and Claire Machin

Theatre Facilities

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