Following a highly successful 2016/2017 UK tour and Christmas engagement at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Million Dollar Quartet – the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit today announces a second UK tour this autumn when it opens at York’s Theatre Royal on September 18th.
Martin Kemp and Peter Duncan share the role of legendary record producer Sam Phillips – the man who brought the 4 recording stars together to create music history – having both previously taken on the role in celebrated performances at the Southbank Centre, and on tour, respectively.
The tour is set to visit: York Theatre Royal, Hornchurch The Queens, Cheltenham Everyman, Wycombe Swan, Inverness Eden Court, Edinburgh Playhouse, Eastbourne Devonshire Park, Poole Lighthouse and Ipswich Regent. Please see below listings for dates and performance listings.
Martin Kemp 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.
Peter Duncan is an Olivier Award nominated actor who first came to attention as a presenter on the iconic television show Blue Peter. Peter began his career on stage with Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre company at the Old Vic and subsequently went on to be Olivier Award nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in The Card and starred as Barnum in Barnum. He appears in cult movie Flash Gordon alongside Timothy Dalton.
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 will play Sheffield Lyceum, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Malvern, Birmingham Hippodrome, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Leeds Grand, Glasgow King’s Theatre, Southampton Mayflower and Bristol Hippodrome.
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.
Million Dollar Quartet is written by Tony Award nominees Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux and produced by Simon Friend, Mark Goucher, Tom O’Connell, 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.