Killian Donnelly, is to join Beverley Knight in the musical Memphis when it opens in the West End in October.
Beverley Knight will lead the cast of the West End debut of the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, which will open at the Shaftesbury Theatre in October 2014.
From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS is inspired by actual events about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break.
Inspired by his parents, Killian started singing in the choir while at school. His first stage performance was in Oliver of which he says: “Fagin aged 10 was my stage debut in Kilmessan Hall. Held 50 people (60 if 10 stood at the back) and WE had to put out the chairs.”
Having performed in the 25th anniversaries of both Les Miserables and The Phantom of The Opera, Killian has performed as Raoul in Phantom of The Opera, Tony in Billy Elliot The Musical, and currently starring as Deco in The Commitments.
There is no question that Killian is a very popular West End actor, and although he will be missed by fans of The Commitments, I am sure many of his followers will be heading along to see Memphis.
Earlier today Killian Tweeted.
Thanks for all your tweets. Can’t wait to be part of such an incredible show. I fell in love with it when researching it. @MemphisMusical
— Killian Donnelly (@killiandonnelly) April 3, 2014
Very best wishes Killian!
Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre
Running Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 11+
Booking From: 9th October 2014
Booking Until: 28th March 2015
Friday 4th April 2014