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Beverley Knight to Star in West End 2014 premiere of Memphis

The Bodyguard with Beverley Knight and Tristan GemmillThe Bodyguard star Beverley Knight has signed on for her next stage role after she vacates the Adelphi Theatre on 31st May 2014. She 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.

Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, MEMPHIS features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member David Bryan. MEMPHIS also won four 2010 Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical) and four 2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Outstanding Musical).

Singer, songwriter, record producer and stage star, Beverley Knight took over the role of Rachel Marron from Heather Headley in The Bodyguard in September 2013.

Beverley Knight in The Bodyguard Musical – Theatrical Trailer

Official website of Beverley Knight:

The Bodyguard
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for 12+
Show Opened: 6th November 2012
Booking Until: 30th August 2014

20th February 2014


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