85-88 St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
What we see on stage is a celebration; and, if you're of a certain generation, it's a joy to hear once again numbers such as Hound Dog, Great Balls of Fire and I Walk the Line.
Michael Billlington, The Guardian
Inspired by the actual event, that took place on 4 December 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis, this ecstatic and engaging musical is a story of fame, friendship, discovery, divided loyalties, professional jealousy and incredible music as four of the music industry's most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, made music together for the first and only time in their careers.
The legendary meeting was masterminded by Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips, who discovered all four of the musicians, and brought Elvis Presley (and his then girlfriend) back to the recording studio that launched him to stardom.
Together with Sun Records' fast-rising new superstar Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, who was still chasing his next big hit after writing and recording Blue Suede Shoes, the fourth member of this impromptu "quartet" was Phillips' latest signing, Jerry Lee Lewis.
Million Dollar Quartet features over 20 classic hits from a golden era of music including: Blue Suede Shoes, Folsom Prison Blues, Fever, Memories Are Made Of This, That's All Right, Down By The Riverside, Sixteen Tons, (There Will Be) Peace In The Valley, I Walk The Line, I Hear You Knocking, Great Balls Off Fire, Hound Dog, Riders In The Sky, See You Later Alligator and Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.
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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