Full casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of the worldwide smash-hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet, opening March 2020.
Based on the famous recording session that brought together Rock‘n’Roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the FIRST and ONLY time, Robbie Durham (Johnny Cash), Ross William Wild (Elvis Presley), Matthew Wycliffe (Carl Perkins) and Katie Ray (Dyanne), with the role of Jerry Lee Lewis shared across the tour by Ashley Carruthers, Martin Kaye and Matthew Wycliffe, all return to the stage in their much-celebrated roles in this Tony Award-winning musical.
The multi-talented cast of actor-musicians join previously announced national treasure Peter Duncan, who also returns to the much-loved musical. The Olivier Award nominee and former Blue Peter presenter reprises the role of the Father of Rock’n’Roll’, Sam Phillips, following rave reviews for his performance in the musical’s 2017 UK tour.
Inspired by a true story and back by popular demand following success on Broadway and in London’s West End, the musical opens at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre on Tuesday 10 March, before touring to Southend, Sunderland, Cambridge, Wimbledon, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Dublin, Nottingham, Aylesbury, Bromley, Plymouth, Cheltenham, Salisbury, Bradford and Wolverhampton.
On December 4, 1956, history was made when these four ‘star’ musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis, the studios of legendary record producer Sam Phillips, for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time.
Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, with its extraordinary story of broken promises, secrets, and the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of four acclaimed recording artists.
This poignant musical features a score of more than 24 legendary rock hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That’s All Right, Sixteen Tones, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Who Do You Love?, Matchbox, Folsom Prison Blues and Hound Dog.
The stage production is written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, directed by Olivier Award nominated Ian Talbot OBE, and includes designs by David Farley, lighting by David Howe and sound by Ben Harrison. The UK tour is produced by Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Laurence Myers.
Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame and history, and join in the celebration of this red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night!
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
10 MARCH 2020 – 04 JULY 2021
UK & IRELAND TOUR
WRITTEN BY COLIN ESCOTT & FLOYD MUTRUX
DIRECTED BY IAN TALBOT
PRODUCED BY MARK GOUCHER, GAVIN KALIN & LAURENCE MYERS
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
DATES & VENUES
Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
10 Mar – 14 Mar 2020 02380 711811
Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
16 Mar – 21 Mar 2020 01702 351135
Sunderland, Empire Theatre
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25 Mar – 28 Mar 2020
Cambridge, Arts Theatre
31 Mar – 04 April 2020 01223 503333
Wimbledon, New Wimbledon Theatre
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07 April – 11 April 2020 0844 871 7646
Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
14 April – 18 April 2020 0131 529 6000
Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre
21 April – 25 April 2020 029 2063 6464
Dublin, Bord Gais Energy Theatre
28 April – 02 May 2020 +353 (1) 677 7999
Nottingham, Theatre Royal
12 May – 16 May 2020 0115 989 5555
Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
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19 May – 23 May 2020 01296 745100
Bromley, Churchill Theatre
25 May – 30 May 2020 020 3285 6000
Plymouth, Theatre Royal
02 June – 06 June 2020 01752 267222
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre
09 June – 13 June 2020 01242 572573
Salisbury, Playhouse Theatre
16 June – 20 June 2020 01722 320 333
Bradford, Alhambra Theatre
24 June – 27 June 2020 01274 432000
Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre
30 June – 04 July 2020 01902 42 92 12
Further tour dates and venues will be announced in due course.