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85-88 St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
Ended 14 Jan 2012 after 10 months
The soul of the South is alive and well and in London!
Graham Boynton, The Telegraph
Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet is a staged recreation of the famed jam session between four of music's most extraordinary talents - Elvis Presley, Jonny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Based on an actual event, the smash-hit musical is not just an electrifying performance of some of the golden eras most memorable songs, but a unique glance into the lives and personalities of people known only through musical fame, a glance than reveals not only passions, friendships and fame, but jealousy and questionable loyalties.
On 4 December 1956, in a time of musical metamorphosis, a remarkable thing happened. Four young musicians gathered together at Sun Studios in Memphis for the first (and only) time in their careers. Elvis Presley, Jonny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, who had all been discovered by the founder of Sun Records, Sam Phillips, are brought together to make music and conversation.
After being launched into musical stardom by Sun Records, Elvis had since departed. Cash was a fast-rising star, but was torn between gospel and pop. Perkins, harbouring more than a little resentment about his "Blue Suede Shoes", is hunting for his next hit; and wild and cocky Jerry, the youngest of the four, is Sam Phillips' recent signing.
Tales of how each of them reached that point and what is planned for the future unravel in an Explosive evening, and what began as a simple recorded jam session turned out to be one of the most prominent nights in rock 'n roll history.
For its eighteen months on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet had full houses. Jerry Lee Lewis, the only one of the four musicians still alive, joined a curtain call of the show he attended.
Previews from: 8 February 2011
Opening night: 28 February 2011
Closing night: 14 January 2012
Recommended age for children is 8 years and up. Everyone is required to have a ticket. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Theatre.
90 minutes with no intermission
You don't have lived through the 50s to enjoy Million Dollar Quartet, it's a musical with enough energy and charisma to thrill all. more »
21 reviews, average rating: (4.1 Stars)
We saw this show last year in Chicago. It is truly magnificent. Poignant, f... more
The whole show rocks from start to finish.Very talented musicians and is an... more
We saw the London show last night, absolutely brilliant from the minute it ... more
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