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Million Dollar Quartet returns to the West End at Christmas

Martin Kemp to star at the Royal Festival Hall.

Martin Kemp

Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End hit, plays a limited season starring Martin Kemp from Saturday 17th December 2016 – Monday 2nd January 2017.

Martin Kemp joins the cast as legendary record producer Sam Phillips – the man who brought the 4 recording stars together to create music history. Martin rose to fame as the bassist in one of Britain’s best-loved bands, Spandau Ballet, with over 25 million records sold worldwide, and a string of no.1 hits.

No stranger to the screen Martin became a household favourite playing loveable rogue Steve Owen in Eastenders, for which he won a number of awards. Martin’s numerous TV and film credits include, The Krays, Sugar Town, Back in Business, and Love Lies Bleeding, as well as many series of one off dramas for ITV.

His book ‘True – An Autobiography of Martin Kemp’ was published in 2000 and spent several months in the Sunday Times best sellers list. In 2017 he joins the judging panel for Let It Shine, a new reality TV series with Gary Barlow.

Joining Martin for the festive celebrations are five tremendously talented actor/musicians currently appearing in the UK Tour of Million Dollar Quartet.

Martin Kaye plays Jerry Lee Lewis. Martin played the role on the first North American tour of Million Dollar Quartet, which, after a year and a half, led him to open the Las Vegas Production at Harrah’s. Martin has received countless accolades and the award for Best Actor by Vegas Seven Magazine.

Robbie Durham performs as Johnny Cash. Ross William Wild joins the cast as Elvis Presley. Matt Wycliffe appears as Carl Perkins. Katie Ray is Dyanne.

Inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, Million Dollar Quartet includes more than 20 legendary rock ‘n’ roll hits, including Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, I Walk The Line and Great Balls of Fire. It is written by Tony Award nominees Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux and produced by Simon Friend, Mark Goucher, Tom O’Connell Productions/Debbie Hicks Productions, Laurence Myers and Gavin Kalin. Olivier nominated Ian Talbot OBE, renowned for his tenure as both Artistic and Managing director at The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park directs.

For more information, please visit the official website:  www.milliondollarquartetlive.co.uk

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