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Memphis tickets

Beverley Knight and Matt Cardle star in David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s Tony and Olivier Award winning musical, Memphis.

Based on the real life story of Dewey Phillips, a Memphis based DJ with a penchant for black music, the show highlights the early struggle of black artists and their fight to be heard.

Set in 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, the show focuses on the relationship between disc jockey, Huey Calhoun and Felicia, the black singing sensation of club owner, Delray.

Huey loves Felicia’s sound and wants to promote her music. Having recently been fired from a department store for selling black rock 'n' roll music, Huey lands himself a job on the radio and begins to find an audience for the black sound. Managing to break many prejudices along the way, Huey begins a sexual relationship with Felicia, which not only complicates his mission to launch her to stardom but also brings out deep seated racial discrimination from both of their families.

Despite the serious subject matter, the show is also fun and vibrant, containing the upbeat original numbers “The Music of My Soul,” “Everybody Wants to Be Black on a Saturday Night,” “Make Me Stronger,” and “Memphis Lives in Me.”

As well as David Bryan’s celebrated score, the show also contains Olivier Award winning choreography by Sergio Trujillo, making the piece an all-encompassing musical theatre experience.

Memphis will be sure to have you on your feet dancing and clapping by the end of the show!

Performance dates: 09 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.

Age recommendation: Recommended for 11+

Special notice: Those who love the 1950’s-60’s soul sounds will very much enjoy this show. Fans of Beautiful and Jersey Boys are likely to enjoy this show.
Please note that due to some mild adult content, this show is not suitable for children.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: Row M is a dream row in the Shaftesbury Theatre; it has perfect views of the stage without feeling too close up and has truly excellent legroom.

Latest audience reviews

elphaba 10 Aug 2017

I wasn't sure about this musical until I actually saw it and was blown away by it; it's incredible.... More

Chen 16 Jun 2017

I wasn't sure about this musical until I actually saw it and was blown away by it; it's incredible. The music is fantastic, and will take you through all types of emotion. I wish I'd seen Killian in the role, but I was so pleasantly surprised by how good Matt Cardle was!

Chen 16 Jun 2017

Such an amazing show, not what I was expecting at all, it was so much better!

samorchard 22 Aug 2017

Memphis is a beautiful show filled with incredible music and passion. The show was delayed in the second... More

RichardBayton Top 200 reviewer29 Jun 2017

Memphis is a beautiful show filled with incredible music and passion. The show was delayed in the second act due to technical faults but this didn't affect my enjoyment of the production, particularly with Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly in the lead roles.

RichardBayton Top 200 reviewer29 Jun 2017

Memphis is by far one of my favourite musicals I have seen! I think the thing that really got me about... More

fifilou Top 100 reviewer18 Mar 2017

Memphis is by far one of my favourite musicals I have seen! I think the thing that really got me about this musical was the music! There are so many fantastic songs in this show with a perfect mix of upbeat, feel good songs with beautifully put together ballads. I really enjoyed the different sets and staging of this show. I also think that the themes of acceptance and following your heart in the face of adversity where so well put across, I just loved this show and thought that the performance by all was simply incredible! This show deserved a longer run in the West End.

fifilou Top 100 reviewer18 Mar 2017

Memphis is by far one of my favourite musicals I have seen! I think the thing that really got me about... More

fifilou Top 100 reviewer18 Mar 2017

Memphis is by far one of my favourite musicals I have seen! I think the thing that really got me about this musical was the music! There are so many fantastic songs in this show with a perfect mix of upbeat, feel good songs with beautifully put together ballads. I really enjoyed the different sets and staging of this show. I also think that the themes of acceptance and following your heart in the face of adversity where so well put across, I just loved this show and thought that the performance by all was simply incredible! This show deserved a longer run in the West End.

fifilou Top 100 reviewer18 Mar 2017
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