Million Dollar Quartet Theatre Breaks bringing the rock back into roll are no longer available to book
Former Spandau Ballet bassist turned actor, Martin Kemp, will take on the iconic role of record producer Sam Phillips when the fantastic rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza Million Dollar Quartet returns to London for the 2016-17 festive season.
Inspired by the actual event, that took place on 4 December 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis, we are introduced to the “quartet” which included Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis “The Pelvis” Presley.
The audience first meets “young upstart” Jerry Lee Lewis who comes across, as always, as mad as a hatter. Likeable, funny, eccentric… Next up is Carl Perkins, who is, in total contrast to Jerry Lee, the old pro. Did you klnow that Perkins actually wrote “Blue Suede Shoes” and, in fact, had a bigger hit with it than Elvis Presley? In to the mix comes Johnny Cash and the afore-mentioned Mr Presley with his obligatory “squeeze”, who later on does a sultry rendition of ‘Fever’, to complete the Million Dollar Quartet.
This must see show features over 20 classic hits from a golden era of music including: Blue Suede Shoes, Folsom Prison Blues, Fever, Memories Are Made Of This, That’s All Right, Down By The Riverside, Sixteen Tons, (There Will Be) Peace In The Valley, I Walk The Line, I Hear You Knocking, Great Balls Off Fire, Hound Dog, Riders In The Sky, See You Later Alligator and Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.
Show info :
Theatre: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Nearest Tube: Waterloo on the Northern & Bakerloo lines
Opened : 17th December 2016
Closed : 2 January 2017