Memphis the Musical launches in the UK! The Fabulous Times were invited down to the launch of Memphis the Musical which launched at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London’s Soho.
Memphis the Musical stars the Queen of British soul Beverley Knight and West End star Killian Donnelly. Opening in London’s West End on October 9th at Shaftesbury Theatre, Memphis the Musical looks set to follow on from its Broadway success.
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Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break.
David Bryan evokes the powerhouse funk of James Brown, the hot guitar riffs of Chuck Berry, the smooth harmonies of the Temptations and the silken, bouncy pop of the great girl groups of the period” Charles Isleworth, New York Times. Here’s a look at what went down at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club for the Memphis Musical Launch event:
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For lovers of vintage sounds and mid century style Memphis the Musical embodies all that made the Rock ‘n’ Roll era in Memphis Tennessee!
Where: Shaftesbury Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP
Dates: Performances from 9 October 2014
Performances: Monday to Saturday at 730pm, Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm
Ticket Prices: £20 to £67.50
Box Office: 0207 379 5399
The Fabulous Times