Memphis - Shaftesbury Theatre

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Venue Information
Shaftesbury Theatre

Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
London
WC2H 8DP

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(5mins) Turn right onto New Oxford Street (past the Dominion) for 200 metres, and then turn right onto Shaftesbury Avenue, where the theatre will be on your left 100 metres down.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 24 review(s)

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Latest Review: "Praise the whole ensemble of Memphis!Praise the group Gospel singing , and the vocal range..."

Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 11+

Important Info: Matt Cardle is not scheduled to perform at any Wednesday matinees performances. The producers of Memphis cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artists, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

The hit Broadway musical Memphis makes its way to the UK for a run of performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End. It takes to the stage following a monumentally successful appearance in New York, which saw it earn Tony Awards and critical acclaim, and clearly it is destined for the same reception on these shores, particularly when you take into account the successful cast and creative team that it has assembled.

Memphis will see Beverley Knight take to the stage in the role of Felicia, following up her work in another hit West End musical – The Bodyguard.

The stand-out musical Memphis focuses on a radio DJ named Huey, who works alongside the singer Felicia and the result could have a profound effect on US culture in the 1950s. In this early Civil Rights era setting we see how Felicia goes from a Tennessee clubs singer to a radio star when Huey, the white disc jockey, decides to play her work and introduce audiences to African-American music. It is based on the real life story of DJ Dewey Phillips and has captured the imaginations of audiences.

The show was first seen a decade ago in California and eventually made its way to New York where it received its Broadway premiere at the Shubert Theatre. It would be nominated for an array of Tony Awards and won four of them – Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations.

And now it comes to the United Kingdom with Beverley Knight in a lead role. The British performer is best known for her singer/songwriter career, which has seen her land a number of hit singles in the UK charts, including the likes of Greatest Day and Shoulda Woulda Coulda, and release albums like Soul UK in 2011, 100% in 2009 and Music City Soul in 2007, among others. She made her West End debut in 2013 when she took on the role of Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre.

Audiences can pick up theatre tickets and see performances of Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre for dates beginning on Thursday 23rd October 2014 (previews from Thursday 9th October 2014).  

Show Information
Booking From: Saturday, 31st October 2015
Booking Until: Saturday, 31st October 2015
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 11+
Important Info: Matt Cardle is not scheduled to perform at any Wednesday matinees performances. The producers of Memphis cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artists, which is always subject to illness and holidays.
Show Status: production_closed
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