Memphis The Musical Opens In London Tonight

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 23rd 2014 315 6

A whole bunch of Londoners (and visitors to London) are about to get a taste of Memphis. Memphis The Musical debuts tonight in London's West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre. It will play through spring of next year. 

Memphis, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/Original London cast. Photo credit Johan Persson.

My colleague Jonathan is there to help promote the big opening and he snapped a few photos of the taxis in London. A whole fleet of them is decked out in Memphis logos. That's pretty awesome.

MEMPHIS musical taxi 1 - small

Earlier this year, one of the stars of the London cast, Beverley Knight, (she plays club singer "Felicia") came to Memphis to see for herself where it all began. She visited all our music sites and performed with the Stax Academy and recorded at Sun Studio.

Here's the video: 

Memphis The Musical is all about Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips, who broadcasted Elvis' first rock 'n' roll song on Memphis station WHBQ in the Hotel Chisca. Go here to see photos and listen to the music. 

Memphis, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/Beverley Knight (Felicia Farrell). Photo credit Johan Persson.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Crystal says:

    This is a great show! Saw it in NYC a few years back! Memphis in NYC!!!

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