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Martin Kemp leads cast of Million Dollar Quartet at the Royal Festival Hall
Full cast announced for Million Dollar Quartet.
The full cast has been announced for the West End return of the Tony Award-nominated musical Million Dollar Quartet which plays a limited season at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall as part of Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival from 17 December 2016 to 2 January 2017.
Martin Kemp stars as legendary record producer Sam Phillips, alongside Martin Kaye (Jerry Lee Lewis), Robbie Durham (Johnny Cash), Ross William Wild (Elvis Presley), Matt Wycliffe (Carl Perkins) and Katie Ray (Dyanne) who are all currently appearing in the UK tour of the show.
Inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, Million Dollar Quartet includes more than 20 legendary rock ‘n’ roll hits, including "Blue Suede Shoes", "Hound Dog", "I Walk The Line" and "Great Balls of Fire".
The musical opened on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre on April 11, 2010 where it ran for 489 performances and 34 previews before transferring off-Broadway to the New World Stages. A London production opened at the Noël Coward Theatre on 28 February 2011 where it ran for less than a year to January 2012.
The original production was nominated for three Tony Awards, winning the award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for original cast member Levi Kreis.
Million Dollar Quartet is written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux and is directed by Ian Talbot. This new production is produced by Simon Friend, Mark Goucher, Tom O’Connell Productions/Debbie Hicks Productions, Laurence Myers and Gavin Kalin.
Martin Kemp rose to fame as the bassist in Spandau Ballet and became a household name after creating the role of Steve Owen in 'Eastenders'. His film and TV credits also include 'The Krays', 'Sugar Town', 'Back in Business', and 'Love Lies Bleeding'.
Tickets for the London run at the Southbank are now on sale.