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Coming directly from its smash hit Broadway run and massive 55-city North American tour, Memphis comes to its new home at the Shaftesbury Theatre

Based on a concept by George W. George, Memphis features a book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), and music & lyrics by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.

Memphis won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best Book (Joe DiPietro), and Best Orchestrations (David Bryan and Daryl 

Memphis centres the lives of two unlikely heroes of the 1950's music scene: white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoon growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. An unlikely hero with a great love of the music he hears in the black bars on Beale Street, Huey’s on-air antics and unstoppable enthusiasm for "race records" creates a new white audience for African- American music. And the Queen of British Soul, Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard) as a black singer whose career is on the rise, but who can't break out of segregated clubs of 1950's Memphis Tennessee.

When they meet sparks fly, and through their collaboration, her soulful music reaches radio audiences everywhere, and the Golden Era of early rock 'n' roll takes flight. But as things start to heat up, whether the world is really ready for their music - or their love - is put to the test.

Starring multi-award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard), with original songs by GRAMMY® winner and Bon Jovi co-founder David Bryan, and a gripping true-life inspired story from writer Joe DiPietro, Memphis will leave you exhilarated with its electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy.

Please see Information for currently scheduled cast holiday dates.

Additional Information

Running time

2h30min. Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm

Performance dates

09 October 2014 to October 2015

Special notes

Beverley Knight's last performance as Felicia in MEMPHIS will be Saturday 17th October 2015.

Due to cast holidays, Ms Beverley Knight will not be performing on the following dates: 2 October 2015. PLEASE NOTE that Beverley Knight is NOT performing on Mondays and Wednesday matinees.

Excluding the dates above, Ms Beverley Knight is not scheduled to perform on Monday evening and Wednesday matinee performances.

From 6 July 2015 Ms Beverley Knight and Mr Matt Cardle are not scheduled to perform at Wednesday matinee performances.

Matt Cardle will not perform on Wednesday matinees from 6 July onwards. Matt Cardle is off 3rd Oct Matinee and Evening.

The Producers of Memphis cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Venue Information

Shaftesbury Theatre210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP

Group Pricing

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Customer Reviews

202 reviews4.8

Val Walker2nd November

The Show moved me to tears, in particular at the end of the 1st half and of course at the finale. The Cast were amazing, wish I had been to see the show before Saturday 31st the last one!! I hope it will tour because it has everything. Matt Cardle and Rachel John were excellent but then so were the rest of the cast, can't praise it enough!!! Very sad it has closed, very, very sad!

Andrew Keen2nd November

It was a fantastic show from the first minute all the way to the end. The best theatre experience I have had.

Irene Travers2nd November

Singing & dancing were great - very enjoyable & entertaining.

Owen Power2nd November

Fantastic show with an extremely talented cast. Such a pity it has to end. I've rarely seen such a positive reaction from an audience, with an immediate standing ovation.


Very good . Too long . We enjoyed it very much,

Louise Tovell1st November

Only one word FANTASTIC!!! The energy from the cast sent a real buzz around the theatre

Barry Smith1st November

What a show MUST be seen!!

Geoffrey Dale1st November

One of the very best musicals I have seen

Anthony Dymott1st November

Great show enjoyed by all dancing and singing was excellent

Richard Rust31st October

Absolutely fantastic full of high energy the only draw back some of the dialog was to loud.

Patricia Mahendran31st October

Performances and the story they portrayed were brilliant. All the soloists were outstanding

Anne Stern30th October

Only one word can describe this show - FANTASTICAL