Fans are all shook up about a new juke box musical starring Mica Paris that features the songs of Elvis.
Love Me Tender is inspired by, and featuring, the music of Elvis Presley. The national tour rock and rolls its way to the New Theatre Oxford this July.
It comes from the producers of Hairspray, Jersey Boys and West Side Story so the show already has an excellent pedigree.
In a small town in 1950s America, a guitar-playing, hip-swivelling stranger rides his motorbike into town.
Is he The Devil in Disguise or a Hound Dog in his Blue Suede Shoes? The townsfolk are about to be All Shook Up and could be headed for Heartbreak Hotel, but for Natalie, the love-struck, tomboy mechanic, it really is Now or Never (sorry folks-ed).
Packed with 25 of the best loved songs by The King himself the musical has been written by Tony Award Winner Joe DiPietro, the writer of the award-wining West End and Broadway smash hit Memphis.
It’s a funny and moving tale of hope, second chances and the healing qualities of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Award-winning singer and platinum selling artist Mica Paris, who now combines a hit music career with appearances on stage, has already done West End productions of Mama I Want To Sing, The Vagina Monologues and Sweet Lorraine as well as a sell-out residency at Ronnie Scott’s Club.
Producer Adam Spiegel said: “I’m a huge fan of Mica Paris and as soon as I heard her audition I knew she was perfect for the role of Sylvia.
“Her incredible, powerful voice and presence does true justice to the greatest hits of the one and only King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley”.
Love Me Tender is in Oxford from July 6-11.
All 2015 tour dates
June 5-13, Opera House, Manchester
June 15- 20, Bristol Hippodrome
June 22-27, New Wimbledon Theatre
June 29-July 4, Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent
July 6-11, New Theatre, Oxford
July 13-18, Sunderland Empire
July 20-25, Playhouse, Edinburgh
July 27-August 1, Milton Keynes Theatre
August 3-8, King’s Theatre, Glasgow
August 10-15, Empire Theatre, Liverpool
August 17-22, Grand Opera House, York
August 24-29, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
August 31-September 5, The Churchill Theatre, Bromley
September 7-12, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
September 21-26, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin