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Closed January 14, 2012

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

Graham Boynton, The Telegraph

Why See Million Dollar Quartet?

The biggest rock 'n'roll band that never was

Million Dollar Quartet returns to London for the Christmas season as part of its UK tour, starring actor-singer Martin Kemp as Sam Phillips! The Tony Award-winning jukebox musical 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. This 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, revealing 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 lively 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' most recent signing. Tales of how each artist 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. .

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Dates

Previews from: 8 February 2011

Opening night: 28 February 2011

Audience

Recommended age for children is 8 years and up.

Run time

90 minutes with no intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Martin Kemp as Sam Phillips
Martin Kaye as Jerry-Lee Lewis
Robbie Durham as Johnny Cash
Ross William Wild as Elvis Presley
Matt Wycliffe as Carl Perkins
Katie Ray as Dyanne.

Creative

Written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Produced by Simon Friend and Mark Goucher
Designed by David Farley
Lighting design by David Howe
Directed by Ian Talbot


What we thought

Entertaining thrilling ENJOYABLE

The vitality of the music far outshines the storyline.

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.

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Natalie Vincent

Natalie Vincent

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