Beverley Knight starts rehearsals for West End opening of Memphis

Memphis the Musical rehearsals
Memphis the Musical rehearsals. Photo by Helen Maybanks.

Rehearsals have begun for the hit Broadway show, Memphis, which comes to the West End next month starring Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly.

Led by multi award-winning recording artist, Beverley Knight, as club singer Felicia Farrell and stage star Killian Donnelly as radio DJ Huey Calhoun.

The cast also includes Rolan Bell, Tyrone Huntley, Claire Machin, Jason Pennycooke and Mark Roper.

Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, 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.

Preview performances start at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London from October 9 with opening night on October 23.

Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Memphis has a Grammy Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro.

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