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Shaftesbury Theatre

Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue

4 min walk from Tottenham Court Road Tube Station. Head east on New Oxford Street, turn right onto Shaftesbury Ave and the theatre will be on the left.

Tottenham Court Road station is 4 minutes walk (330 metres)



Show notes

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Booking from: 30 Oct 2015

Booking until: 31 Oct 2015

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The Show
Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of the 1950's in Tennessee, Memphis tells the story of fame and forbidden love of a club singer and radio DJ. Felicia and Huey collaborate to bring her soulful music to radio audiences everywhere, and the Golden Era of early rock 'n' roll takes flight. Facing turbulent times due to their cultural divides, Memphis is a heart-warming story full of laughter, poignant moments and unforgettable music starring the multi-award winning recording artist Beverly Knight (The Bodyguard), and Killian Donnelly (The Commitments, Billy Elliot and Les Miserables).

Beverley Knight Performance Schedule
Beverley Knightwill not be performing on the following dates:
27 February - 10 March 2015
24 March 2015
1 April 2015
Beverley Knightis not scheduled to perform at Monday evening or Wednesday matinee performances.
Killian Donnellyis not scheduled to perform at Thursday evening performances.
The producers of Memphis cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

History of Memphis
Winner of 12 major Broadway awards, the smash hit musical Memphis has also recently completed a triumphant 55-city North American tour before transitioning to the West End in 2014. The multi-award winning musical continues to excite London audiences in Theatreland with electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy. With original songs by Grammy winner and Bon Jovi co-founder David Bryan, and a gripping story based on real life circumstances by Joe DiPietro, Memphis is here to stay!

Why book London theatre breaks to see the Memphis?
Enthusiasts of contemporary soul, the rocking American '50s, and a tale of forbidden love, as well as fans of the Queen of British soul Beverly Knight, are all assured to enjoy this stirring new show. Taking bookings until October 2015, and suitable for audiences aged 11 years above, make a reservation with Hotel Direct to save up to 75% off a combined ticket and hotel break.

Awards and what the critics have to say
Recently opening on the West End, Memphis is sure to follow its Broadway success. Critically acclaimed, 2015 is predicted to bring many successful awards and nominations.
"Hold on to your hats!" Daily Mail
"Change is a'comin to the West End! Shaftesbury Avenue is now being lit up by this dynamic, recent Tony Award-winning US hit. It boasts some of the most thrilling vocal work you'll find on the London stage in its roof raising evocation of the birth of rock'n'roll." The Daily Telegraph
"Memphis rocks with heart and soul!" Metro
"Memphis rocks to a blues and gospel score with energy to burn!" London Evening Standard

Interesting facts about the Memphis
The musical is said to be influenced by the life of Dewey Philips, one of the first few white DJs to play African-American music during the 1950s.

The first musical that saw the release of a film version while still running on Broadway

David Bryan is pretty well known already as one of the founds of Bon Jovi

Memphis audience reviews

Exceptional, 97%Score from 116 reviews

"Captivating. Powerful. Incredible! An absolute must see."28/10/2015


"The show was fantastic even though Beverley Knight had moved to another show and we had really wanted to see her. The whole cast was brilliant,"

"Memphis - one of the best musicals"18/10/2015

"Beverly Knight can sing, what a voice! Fantastic!"

"Fantastic show. Well worth going"12/10/2015

"The best musical I have seen for many a year"10/10/2015

"How refreshing to witness musical theatre with British actors taking the lead. The production was excellent, the music outstanding, Matt Cardle and Beverley Knight breathtaking"

"best show ive seen, boy! can they sing especially Beveley Knight"5/10/2015


"THe show was excellent,especially MATT cardle and Beverly Knight, would highly recommend it"

"THE SHOW WAS GREAT. Beverly Knight & Matt Cardle & all singing & dancing was brillant."13/9/2015

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Shaftesbury Theatre
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