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MEMPHIS - THE MUSICAL

Ended 9 Mar 2014 after 12 days

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Tony Winner

Tony Winner

This wildly entertaining show wonderfully captures the spirit of these seminal figures who would go on to change the course of popular music."

The Hollywood Reporter

Closed 9 Mar 2014

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Since it opened in 2009,Tony award winning Memphis has been lauded as the perfect musical, with catchy, original songs, a touching story, with heart and comedy and high-energy dance numbers that bring the underground R&B clubs of 1950's Memphis to life with marvellous aplomb.

With a book from Joe Pietro and the Music and Lyrics from David Bryan, Memphis is loosely inspired by the story of DJ Dewey Phillips, the first white DJ to play black music in the American South. Dewey is now Huey Calhoun, the all round nice guy, whose only passions include good music and the talented Felicia Delray. Against the backdrop of the turbulent cultural divide of the time, Memphis explores the beginning of the civil rights movements and how Huey and Felicia struggle against racial prejudice and the ambitions of their own careers, set to songs that are already modern classics!

What is Memphis About?

At Delray's, a black underground rock 'n' roll bar, Huey Calhoun discovers the music that is to influence the rest of his life. Later, after loosing his job in a record store for playing black music, he is snapped up by a radio station who can see his potential and his selling power. He quickly becomes the most popular DJ in the area, and his championing of black music begins to break down social barriers and paves the way for a musical revolution!

did you know?

David Bryan, who wrote the music for the show, is a member of the rock band Bon Jovi.

Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 25 February 2014

Closing night: 9 March 2014

Audience

Memphis may be inappropriate for children aged 12 and under.

Run time

2 hours and 30 minutes, which includes a 15 minute intermission.

What You Say

7 reviews, average rating: (4.3 Stars)

Joan Iaconelli: “Still Aglow After The Show”

Totally amazed with the singing, acting and dancing of the entire cast. Se... more

Denise: “Brilliant”

Saw this musical yesterday and my friends and I where truly entertained!... more

Jr: “Fabulous”

I went with a group of 35. They all thought the show was fabulous. This i... more

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