Million Dollar Quartet to Return to London

News   Million Dollar Quartet to Return to London Martin Kemp, original member of British pop group Spandau Ballet, will star.
Martin Kemp
Martin Kemp

Million Dollar Quartet, the 2010 Broadway musical for which actor Levi Kreis won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Jerry Lee Lewis, is returning to London for a limited Christmas run, beginning performances December 17 at the Royal Festival Hall for a run through January 2, 2017, only.

It previously had a West End run at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2011, where it ran for nearly a year.

The production will star Martin Kemp as legendary record producer Sam Phillips, the man who brought the four recording stars (namely Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins) together to create music history.

Kemp was bassist for Spandau Ballet, a British pop band who sold over 25 million records. He has also been a regular film and television actor, whose screen credits include EastEnders, The Krays, Sugar Town, Back in Business and Love Lies Bleeding. In 2017 he joins the judging panel for Let It Shine, a new reality TV series with Gary Barlow.

He is joined by five actor/musicians who are currently appearing in a new U.K. national tour of the show: Martin Kaye, who has played Jerry Lee Lewis on the first North American tour of Million Dollar Quartet, reprises that role, with Robbie Durham as Johnny Cash, Ross William Wild as Elvis Presley, Matt Wycliffe as Carl Perkins and Katie Ray as Dyanne.

Million Dollar Quartet is written by Tony Award nominees Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, directed by Ian Talbot and produced by Simon Friend, Mark Goucher, Tom O'Connell Productions/Debbie Hicks Productions, Laurence Myers and Gavin Kalin.

For further details on the show, visit milliondollarquartetlive.co.uk.

To book for the Royal Festival Hall run, visit southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/million-dollar-quartet-98133.

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