Shaftesbury Theatre, London
Memphis - Shaftesbury Theatre, London
Important Information: Beverley Knight's last performance as Felicia in MEMPHIS will be Saturday 17th October 2015. Due to cast holidays, Ms Beverley Knight will not be performing on the following dates: 2 October 2015. PLEASE NOTE that Beverley Knight is NOT performing on Mondays and Wednesday matinees. Excluding the dates above, Ms Beverley Knight is not scheduled to perform on Monday evening and Wednesday matinee performances. From 6 July 2015 Ms Beverley Knight and Mr Matt Cardle are not scheduled to perform at Wednesday matinee performances. Matt Cardle will not perform on Wednesday matinees from 6 July onwards. Matt Cardle is off 3rd Oct Matinee and Evening. The Producers of Memphis cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.
Memphis Photos & Video
The West End becomes the home of the hit Broadway musical Memphis from 2014 as Beverley Knight swaps The Bodyguard for a show inspired by a true story that takes audiences back to the early Civil Rights era of the 1950s.
Memphis has been lined up to appear at the Shaftesbury Theatre, where those withtheatre tickets will be eager to see how the production made such an impression on the other side of the Atlantic. Its Broadway run was a big success – with four Tony Awards to its name - and it demonstrated the appeal in such a story going out in front of a large audiences.
The story introduces us to 50s radio DJ Huey – based on the real life DJ Dewey Phillips – as he works alongside the singer Felicia to introduce a new sound to audiences. Felicia already works the clubs of Tennessee but her relationship with Huey could change her whole world. But is Memphis, and by extension the world, ready for this? After all, many are yet to be introduced to African-American music and there’s no telling how people will react.
The musical numbers include the likes of Steal Your Rock ‘n’ Roll, Say A Prayer and Everybody Wants To Be Black On A Saturday Night, plus many more.
Beverley Knight is a renowned artist whose legacy is secured by her numerous chart hits and albums releases. She is known for singles like Shoulda Woulda Coulda, Greatest Day, Come As You Are and Round And Around, among others, plus albums like Who I Am, Affirmation, Music City Soul, 100% and Soul UK. However, her most profile work in the last year or so is surely with West End musical theatre; she made her debut in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre and continues to wow audiences as she heads into Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
The production replaces the production From Here To Eternity, based on the novel and movie of the same name, at the venue and is the latest in a long line of west end shows to have their basis on Broadway.
Memphis runs at the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre from Thursday 23rd October 2014 (previews from Thursday 9th October 2014).
Show & Venue InformationShaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue
Thursday, 09 October 2014
Saturday, 31 October 2015
2h30min. Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm