Last night, Thursday 16 July, Beverley Knight and the cast of Memphis The Musical officially welcomed Matt Cardle to the cast. The production runs at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 31st October.
Matt, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITV's The X Factor, joins Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight as 'Felicia Farrell' and the cast to play radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun', taking over from Killian Donnelly who originated the role.
Booking for MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at the Shaftesbury Theatre continues through to the end of its scheduled run in the West End on 31 October 2015 with early plans in progress for a major tour of the UK and Ireland from Autumn 2016.
Written by GrammyĀˇ Award-winning David Bryan, a founding member of Bon Jovi, and Joe DiPietro, MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL continues to star Rolan Bell as 'Delray', Tyrone Huntley as 'Gator', Claire Machin as 'Gladys', Jason Pennycooke as 'Bobby' and Mark Roper as 'Mr. Simmons', with Keisha Atwell, Arielle Campbell, Mark Carroll, Joseph Davenport, Momar Diagne, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Kimmy Edwards, Hillary Elk, Laura Ellis, Charlotte Gorton, Yasmin Harrison, Benjamin Harrold, Waylon Jacobs, Rachel John, Dean Maynard, Devon McKenzie-Smith, Tim Newman, Simon Ray-Harvey, Jon Robyns, Ashley Rumble, Kyle Seeley, Helen Siveter, Dawnita Smith, and Alex Thomas.
Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break.
Shaftesbury Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm
£20 to £67.50
Box Office 0207 379 5399
10+ Best Available £39.50
20+ Best Available £35.00
Group rates valid for all performances.
Visit http://www.memphisthemusical.com/schools.asp for more information.