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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Ended 14 Jan 2012 after 10 months

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The soul of the South is alive and well and in London!

Graham Boynton, The Telegraph

Closed 14 Jan 2012

ONE NIGHT, FOUR ROCK 'N ROLL ICONS, ONE HELLUVA PARTY!

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.

WHAT IS MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET ABOUT?

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.

DID YOU KNOW?

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.

Additonal Information

Dates

Previews from: 8 February 2011

Opening night: 28 February 2011

Closing night: 14 January 2012

Audience

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.

Run time

90 minutes with no intermission

Show times

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 Matinee---3:00-3:00-
 Evening8:008:008:008:008:008:00-

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WHAT WE SAY

The cast are all outstanding musicians and singers and all have a hint of the revered musicians' good looks

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 »

What You Say

21 reviews, average rating: (4.1 Stars)

Peter & Su-Su O'Grady: “It Rocks”

We saw this show last year in Chicago. It is truly magnificent. Poignant, f... more

Neil Smith: “Sensational Rockfrom The Fifties”

The whole show rocks from start to finish.Very talented musicians and is an... more

Bevkan: “Super Production”

We saw the London show last night, absolutely brilliant from the minute it ... more

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