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Photo Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight, Killian Donnelly & More in West End's MEMPHIS

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The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Check out a first look below!

Led by multi award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight as club singer 'Felicia Farrell' and stage star Killian Donnelly as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun', with Rolan Bell as 'Delray', Tyrone Huntley as 'Gator', Claire Machin as 'Gladys', Jason Pennycooke as 'Bobby' and Mark Roper as 'Mr. Simmons', the full cast of Memphis will include Keisha Atwell, Arielle Campbell, Mark Carroll, Joseph Davenport, Momar Diagne, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Kimmy Edwards, Hillary Elk, Laura Ellis, Charlotte Gorton, Benjamin Harrold, Waylon Jacobs, Rachel John, Dean Maynard, Devon McKenzie-Smith, Tim Newman, Simon Ray-Harvey, Jon Robyns, Ashley Rumble, Kyle Seeley, Helen Siveter, Dawnita Smith, and Alex Thomas.

Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break.

Directed by Christopher Ashley and with Choreography by Sergio Trujillo, Memphis has Scenic Design by David Gallo, Costume Design by Paul Tazewell, Lighting Design by Howell Binkley, Sound Design by the Olivier Award-winning Gareth Owen and Musical Direction by Tim Sutton.

MEMPHIS is produced in London by Junkyard Dog Productions, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Barbara Freitag, Joseph Smith and John Brant.

Photos by Johan Perrson

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Beverley Knight, Killian Donnellu

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Beverley Knight

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Jason Penny Cooke

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Killian Donnelly, Beverley Knight

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Killian Donnelly, Rolan Bell

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Killian Donnelly

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MEMPHIS Cast

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MEMPHIS Cast

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MEMPHIS Cast

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