Shaftesbury Theatre

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Memphis

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4.8/5 - based on 398 reviews
  • Starring: Beverley Knight
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Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
Starring:

Beverley Knight

Memphis description

Memphis – Witness musical history in the making

The original concept for Memphis came from the famous US theatre producer George W. George way back in the early 2000s. The musical’s first appearances in Beverly, Massachusetts and Mountain View, California, set the stage for something much bigger.

When the show eventually hit Broadway in 2009 it became an instant hit, gathering a Golden Icon award for Best Musical in the Live Theatre plus a total of four coveted Tony awards, including Best Musical plus four awards from Drama Desk… thus a shining musical star was born.

The show finally left Broadway three years later with 30 previews and more than 1100 regular performances under its belt. The British version stars the wonderful Beverley Knight, the undisputed queen of UK soul. The original show tunes come courtesy of the Grammy-winning David Bryan, who was also one of the original founders of the rock band Bon Jovi. And the storyline is even more gripping than you might expect, because it has its roots in the truth.

Written by the seriously talented writer Joe DiPietro, Memphis is an exhilarating blend of fantastic music, raw energy and soaring emotion. If you fancy raising the roof in remembrance of one of the music scene’s most thrilling periods, this one’s for you.

Memphis - The story

Coming your way fresh from a 55 city tour and a smash hit run on Broadway, Memphis is tipped as the West End’s next big musical hot property. The story takes place against a backdrop of seamy underground nightclubs in 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, where a brand new musical era is about to dawn.

Rock and roll, the blues and gospel are about to change the music scene forever, and one young white DJ’s life is about to change just as much as he falls in love with a beautiful black club diva, and takes on the challenge of getting her on mainstream US radio. His efforts fly in the face of American culture, and ultimately help fire up a music revolution that has repercussions right across the world.

Beverley Knight stars in some shows but not all. As a rule she won’t be appearing in Monday evening or Wednesday matinee performances. If you’re dedicated fan, make sure you she will be on stage for the performance you’re booking.

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Memphis reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 398 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (85%)
Families (87%)
Teenagers (89%)
Couples (95%)
Theatregoers (96%)
Latest customer reviews
EDWARD
Loud

Reviewed on 01 November 2015 by , Aylesbury, United Kingdom

colin
where to next?

this was a great all round show and if it goes on the road to your area you must see it.

Reviewed on 01 November 2015 by , Guildford, United Kingdom

Diane
Wowza

Really enjoyed the whole thing

Reviewed on 31 October 2015 by , Bedford, United Kingdom

josephine

Had everything, good story, fantastic music and dancing, humour. Really enjoyed it all.

Reviewed on 31 October 2015 by , Helston, United Kingdom

Bejoy
Gutted it's finishing

Outstanding show, lookout for when it tours, which it should if it doesn't return to the west end!!!!

Reviewed on 30 October 2015 by , Purley, United Kingdom

Zohar
AMAZINGGG!

Reviewed on 29 October 2015 by , East Grinstead, United Kingdom

Gill
Outstanding

Reviewed on 29 October 2015 by , Baston, United Kingdom

Marie
TOE TAPPING ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE AND FUN

HISTORICALLY WAS GREAT AND LOVED THE ENTHUSIASM OF THE CAST THEY LOOKED THEY WERE HAVING FUN AND ENJOYING THEMSELVESWOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE

Reviewed on 29 October 2015 by , Invercargill, New Zealand

Andrea
Awesome, brilliantly funny

Loved the story, brilliant characters with humour.

Reviewed on 28 October 2015 by , Ipswich, United Kingdom

Suzanne
Last chance to see!

Wow, just wow! Enjoyed it all

Reviewed on 26 October 2015 by , Ongar, United Kingdom

Jane
Lively, non stop entertainment, must be seen

Reviewed on 26 October 2015 by , Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

Stephen
A show not to be missed

Fantastic show from start to finish, would certainly go again. Vibrant, energetic, dancing, singing awesome. Would recommend this show to anyone.

Reviewed on 25 October 2015 by , Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Steven
Fantastic singing and dancing, a real treat.

Reviewed on 25 October 2015 by , Bourne, United Kingdom

tracey
Excellent show

Found the show brilliant. Loved the building. Very olde worldie loved everything about the experience.

Reviewed on 25 October 2015 by , Sutton Bridge, United Kingdom

Annabelle
Fantastic Memphis !!

Recommend this show to anyone who loves great singing, dancing and fun. Really good feel good show, with outstanding performances from the whole cast!!! Wonderful show! Thank you !!

Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by , Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

Michael
Not to be missed

Brilliant show, excellent singing and acting and a must see. Why is it ending at the end of the month?

Reviewed on 22 October 2015 by , Norwich, United Kingdom

Julia
Best Show this year!!

Superb show, wish I could've afforded front row of royal circle. View would've been better from there...

Reviewed on 22 October 2015 by , Basildon, United Kingdom

David
Great show - Music from start to finish - Beverly Knight & Matt Cardale were excellent!!

Reviewed on 19 October 2015 by , St Neots, United Kingdom

mark
Must see

Reviewed on 19 October 2015 by

angela
Best ever

Beverly knight what a diva wooooMat cardle fantastic Best show ever seen excellent value for money Big thank you

Reviewed on 18 October 2015 by , St Leonards On Sea, United Kingdom

Gillian
Amazing

Reviewed on 18 October 2015 by , Conder Green, United Kingdom

Fiona
fantastic!

The music was fantastic and the singers were superb!

Reviewed on 18 October 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Denise
amazing

Reviewed on 18 October 2015 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

Wayne
Memorable

Excellent singing from Beverly Knight in particular but others as well. Good storyline and costumes. Altogether an unforgettable brilliant show.

Reviewed on 18 October 2015 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Colin
Amazing

Reviewed on 18 October 2015 by , Broomfield, United Kingdom

Simon
Brilliant show with fantastic signing

The show itself was brilliant, with an OK story line (for a musical!). It was both funny and also making a strong point about white/black segregation in the USA south in the 50s. Both the lead actors, Berlinda Knight and Matt Cardale were outstanding.

Reviewed on 18 October 2015 by , Hook, United Kingdom

Antoine
Insane!!

This is definitely the best show I've seen on the West End! Incredible, loved each part! Last 2 weeks, so book your tickets now!!!

Reviewed on 18 October 2015 by , Bushey, United Kingdom

Rob
Bee bop Romp!

A latter day `Good Morning Vietnam`...a clever selection of location /venues and acting roles completing the substitution for the ones featured in the Robin Williams epic. A true salutation, in that case, for the male and female lead in Memphis.Solid support roles, good sets & exciting choreography ensures regular full houses at the dated theatre.

Reviewed on 17 October 2015 by , Daventry, United Kingdom

kelvin
Very professional, great vocals and dancing

Reviewed on 16 October 2015 by , Longfield, United Kingdom

Victoria
Knight mesmerising in Memphis

Reviewed on 16 October 2015 by , Orpington, United Kingdom

Janice
Wow, this show is a must

From the moment the curtain lifted, it was non stop, fast paced entertainment. There wasn't. Note or foot wrong. Beverley Knights voice is amazing and it's hard to pick out a favourite over all the actors and actresses singing, dancing ect. Matt Cardle, well, what can I say, he rocked as the very sweet Hughie. I think lots of the crew are highly under rated. utterly brilliant from start to finish. Thank you for complete entertainment.

Reviewed on 16 October 2015 by , Newton Abbot, United Kingdom

Elizabeth
Fantastic!

Reviewed on 15 October 2015 by , Sudbury, United Kingdom

Philip
Great entertainment, music, singing and dancing superb.

Beverley Knight is the star of the show, she has a remarkable talent and a voice which resonates in an outstanding way from the moment she appears on the stage and sings her first note. She is exceptional but the rest of the cast is excellent also. The male lead, the actors, dancers and singers and the wonderful orchestra/band behind the scenes, all super class. This is a must for all theatregoers enjoying a musical, this has to rate the best musical in London at the present time. By a long stretch.

Reviewed on 15 October 2015 by , Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, United Kingdom

Pauleen
Amazing

We got seats that said were restricted viewing but we're still great.

Reviewed on 14 October 2015 by , Nottingham, United Kingdom

Stellina
Brilliant!!! Extremely Energetic!!!

I am so pleased that I managed to get to see this show, as it is one of the best shows that I have seen for a long time. All the cast are excellent, they work so hard. The dancing and vocals are out of this world. It is a really must see show.

Reviewed on 12 October 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Tina
Amazing entertainment a must see

The leading roles were the best choice possible, Beverley knight is awesum her voice is just amazing gives me goosebumps when I hear her sing. The other singers complemented the lead roles too, the other cast members acting wasn't the best but were ok. Mat cardle impressed me with his acting I was blown away with his abilities not just with his singing which we all know he is brilliant but his acting was pretty incredible. The man who played the old guy I was very impressed with too. Mat and Beverley complimented each other with their duests impeccably I was blown away by the whole show it has got to be up there with my top 3 DEFINATELY .

Reviewed on 11 October 2015 by , Solihull, United Kingdom

Lesley
Memphis memorable

One of the best West End shows ever thoroughlyentertaining from start to finish Beverley Knight voice isgreat Matt Cardle as Hughie is incredible and absolutely unforgettable would love to see it again if possible LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT

Reviewed on 11 October 2015 by , Nottingham, United Kingdom

Gordon
Great music and an excellent cast

Reviewed on 09 October 2015 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

darren
Memphis is a cracking show

Went to see this on wed7oct , the matinee and was not busy and the star names where not performing, not a problem , the replacements where fantastic and I can't believe the star names could have been any better at all, didn't know anything about the show so didn't know what to expect, it was a great love story with the main topic being racism in the50 s, the music was powerful and there were many funny bits as well, best show I've been too, would highly recommend it.

Reviewed on 08 October 2015 by , Seaford, United Kingdom

Catherine
wonderful music spectacular

Fantastic show, acting superb, music wonderful a must see!!!

Reviewed on 05 October 2015 by , Hastings, United Kingdom

Sharon
Fabulous!

What a great show. Beverley Knight is wonderful, such a powerful voice and we were not at all disappointed that Matt Cardle wasn't appearing, Jon Robyns was absolutely fabulous and should be a headline act! There was no weak link and the story has a good mix of drama, comedy and touching moments.

Reviewed on 04 October 2015 by , Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Barbara
Great show

Go see!

Reviewed on 03 October 2015 by , Romford, United Kingdom

louisa
BEST SHOW I HAVE SEEN IN YEARS

Reviewed on 02 October 2015 by , Beckenham, United Kingdom

Karen
Excellent way to spend an evening!

Excellent performances, the musical took the audience through every emotion from happiness to sadness in the love story, to anger and reconciliation in the back story of racism- a thoroughly enjoyable, worthwhile way to spend an evening! Foot stompingly good!

Reviewed on 01 October 2015 by , Lydney, United Kingdom

Jon
Captivating, lively and uplifting

Reviewed on 30 September 2015 by , Liskeard, United Kingdom

Anne Marie
A must see show

Wonderful show! Great cast, great music, loved it all.

Reviewed on 29 September 2015 by , Glasgow, United Kingdom

Charlene
Passionate

I thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Reviewed on 29 September 2015 by , South Croydon, United Kingdom

edward
it was ok

Reviewed on 29 September 2015 by , Esher, United Kingdom

Rebecca
AWESOME!!

Phenomenal singing!

Reviewed on 28 September 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Glyn
A great entertaining family show

This show is a must see if you like theatre. It is lively, vibrant and very entertaining. Beverly Knight is an amazing performer. Matt Cardle was not performing on this evening however Jon Robyns did a great performance.Please do not be put off seeing the show if Matt is not due to perform, it is an up lifting, entertaining show. It does hit on some segregation issues of the 1950's in the USA of the time, but this can be an education for some.Visit the show and enjoy.

Reviewed on 28 September 2015 by , Telford, United Kingdom

mary
Brilliant!

Reviewed on 27 September 2015 by , Ruislip, United Kingdom

Alex
Incredible

The best musical ive ever seen. Beverly Knights voice was incredible, Matt cardle was the star of the show for me, acting and singing was on point.

Reviewed on 27 September 2015 by , Coventry, United Kingdom

Virginia
Appropriate

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by , Pontyclun, United Kingdom

Andrew
Breath taking

You will not get a better show ever fantastic acting and music, one to be put on bucket list

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by , Peterhead, United Kingdom

amanda
Must see

Reviewed on 25 September 2015 by , Woodford Green, United Kingdom

sandra
fabulous

Reviewed on 22 September 2015 by , Corby, United Kingdom

Anna
definitely a must see

If you love good music, incredible voices and like to see perfect performance...this is the show to see. Do not forget to prepare yourself for some laughing sessions and a moment which makes your heart melt.

Reviewed on 22 September 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Paula

Brilliant show, deserved the standing ovation

Reviewed on 22 September 2015 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

Dionne
Must see!

Fun and had me tapping my feet wanting to dance. Sad and funny and the voices of the singers gave me goose bumps!

Reviewed on 20 September 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

PAMELA
Absolutely, brilliant show!

Memphis is fantastic! All of the cast gave wonderful performances: the singing and dancing and the pace of the show are all 5* performances! It's the best show we have all seen!

Reviewed on 20 September 2015 by , Hartlepool, United Kingdom

william
Educational and a master class in singing and comedy

Reviewed on 20 September 2015 by , Dunstable, United Kingdom

Tim
Memphis belle

Superb music. Very talented cast. Singing and dancing a delight to watch! All very eye catching. Rachel John and Matt Cardle were impressive leads.

Reviewed on 19 September 2015 by , Putney, United Kingdom

Stephen
Awesome Dancing & Singing

The voice of the two main characters were fantastic, and I'm saying that when Beverly Knight was on a break !!

Reviewed on 18 September 2015 by , Brentwood, United Kingdom

Kirsten
Incredible! Emotional!

Reviewed on 17 September 2015 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

alex
fab fab fab

when we arrived we were swiftly upgraded to a much better seat. the staff were so helpful. drinks and ice-creams are a little expensive.but we enjoyed this show, it was so professional and quickily got into the story. fab

Reviewed on 17 September 2015 by , Broxbourne, United Kingdom

Stephen
Entertaining

Good entertainment! Not what I was expecting but good performances and staging with exceptional singers made it an enjoyable night

Reviewed on 16 September 2015 by , Turramurra, Australia

Paula
Superb!!

This show is now one of my most favourites if not my most favourite. It was funny, sad, vibrant and kept you totally engaged throughout. Most definitely recommend.

Reviewed on 15 September 2015 by , Auckland, New Zealand

Randy
Creative

Reviewed on 15 September 2015 by , Southampton, United Kingdom

Jo
Most incredible singing for a happy feeling

Reviewed on 14 September 2015 by , Oxford, United Kingdom

Robert
An Entertainment Event

!st Class show,non stop music performed by a cast that sang and danced their way through the entire performance superbly ,and the band were right there with them.

Reviewed on 14 September 2015 by , Leigh On Sea, United Kingdom

Sean
Good night out !!

Reviewed on 14 September 2015 by , Chatham, United Kingdom

martyn
A must see

This is the best musical i have ever seen. Absolutely fabulous from start to finish in all areas.

Reviewed on 13 September 2015 by , Tavistock, United Kingdom

Marcia
Mega!

Best show for years!!!!! If you love soul/Motown a MUST SEE!

Reviewed on 13 September 2015 by , Bury St Emunds, United Kingdom

KEVIN
Fab-U-Las

Enjoyed the show from the minute it began until the minute it ended. My husband began foot tapping right at the start WoW

Reviewed on 13 September 2015 by , Rainham, United Kingdom

Jason
Uplifting, feel good,amusing!

Very enjoyable show. Plenty of singing, great dancing by very professional artists. Beverley Knight was brilliant. Matt Cardell equally enjoyable to watch. Great entertainment. Must also mention the band who were outstanding. We would love to go again. Standing ovation at the end.

Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by , Bromley, United Kingdom

jaime
Must see

Amazing storyline singing was sensational

Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by , Grays, United Kingdom

Mike
must see

amazing, excellent score and story performances very good

Reviewed on 11 September 2015 by , Yateley, United Kingdom

Neil
One of the best musicals We've seen

We booked this on a whim not knowing what it was really about - a really amazing show, one of the best musicals we have been to.

Reviewed on 11 September 2015 by , Horsham, United Kingdom

Ian
Best Musical seen in last 10 years

High energy / great music, acting and stage sets and changes. So many soloists with awesome powerful voices and the leads, Beverly and Matt were leads in every sense of the role.

Reviewed on 10 September 2015 by , Auckland, New Zealand

Tina
Uplifting, brilliant

Reviewed on 10 September 2015 by , Broadstairs, United Kingdom

Megan
Great music and dancing.

Reviewed on 09 September 2015 by , Broadwindsor, United Kingdom

Elaine
Amazing

Just amazing, soulful, fun lively great vocals and at the stage door afterwards so friendly

Reviewed on 08 September 2015 by , Kings Lynn, United Kingdom

Sylvana
must see show

Reviewed on 06 September 2015 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

Samantha
Must sed

This show is closing soon but it's a must see if you can. A very good story with an amazing cast. Excellent acting and singing by all.

Reviewed on 06 September 2015 by , Gillingham, United Kingdom

Todd
Defiantly worth seeing!

Reviewed on 05 September 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

roderic
Must see

Brilliant singing and dancing.

Reviewed on 01 September 2015 by , Ruislip, United Kingdom

dorothy
Outstanding production

Fab seats, fab singing dancing and acting!! Loved loved Beverley Knight and Matt Cardle!

Reviewed on 01 September 2015 by , Birmingham, United Kingdom

Katarzyna
must see

Reviewed on 31 August 2015 by , Nieporet, Poland

Juliet
Soul at its best

Loved the show especially the two leads who had incredible voices and sung with passion. Great story although not true it was based on things around that time. Cast amazing and moved really well too. A real soulful treat

Reviewed on 30 August 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Gillian S
Really enjoyable

Took my teenager daughter to see the show. Late booking so didn't know much about the story, or have any preconceptions about what to expect. Both thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fun, fast moving, amusing and the singing was amazing. Very impressed by Matt Cardle's first acting role. Often find that shows where none of the songs are familiar are less enjoyable - this was not the case here. Thoroughly recommended!

Reviewed on 28 August 2015 by , Maidstone, United Kingdom

Janice
must see it!

Right from start captured audience.singing, dancing , acting was excellent. Well recommed for teenagers as both my daughters loved it!

Reviewed on 27 August 2015 by , Cramlington, United Kingdom

Linda
Outstanding performance

Brilliant casting of main characters! The singing was excellent. Matt Cardell and Beverley Knight were so believable in the parts they played.

Reviewed on 27 August 2015 by , Burton On Trent, United Kingdom

stephen
AMAZING, A MUST SEE!

Reviewed on 27 August 2015 by , Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Paul
Great songs and fantastic vocal performance: must see!!

Not only are the male and female leads fantastic vocalists, but the supporting cast are superb

Reviewed on 27 August 2015 by , Warrington, United Kingdom

Daniel
Must be the Musical smash of the year!!!

Although Matt Cardle did not play the matinee performance we thoroughly enjoyed the whole show ......... Beverley Knight smashed it!!!!

Reviewed on 27 August 2015 by , Doncaster, United Kingdom

Stephen
Mustn't miss this show-it's brilliant

Reviewed on 25 August 2015 by , Twickenham, United Kingdom

margaret
best music we have heard for years

the show was spellbinding from start to finish .a couple of times the music seemed to be too loud for the singers voice. T his would not put me off going again.

Reviewed on 24 August 2015 by , Egremont, United Kingdom

PHILIP
Fab Time

Reviewed on 22 August 2015 by , Harrogate, United Kingdom

Christine
Brilliant music

Beverly Knight's voice absolute - a very powerful part of the show. All the cast work extremely hard and are excellent performers in their own right. Very enjoyable.

Reviewed on 22 August 2015 by , Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom

Darren
a great night out !wow

Reviewed on 22 August 2015 by , United Kingdom, United Kingdom