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Beverley Knight and cast of Memphis the Musical prepare for London premiere

WhatsOnStage gain exclusive access to the rehearsal room for Memphis the Musical.

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Starring Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly, Memphis centres on a black singer (Knight) whose career is on the rise, but who can't break out of segregated clubs of 1950's Memphis Tennessee.

Then she meets a white radio DJ (Donnelly) whose love of music transcends race lines and airwaves.

The show features a story by Joe DiPietro and an original score by DiPietro and Bon Jovi's David Bryan.

Memphis begins previews this week and officially opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 23 October.