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Memphis extends booking at Shaftesbury to October 2015

The Tony-winning show stars Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly

Killian Donnelly as Huey and Beverley Knight as Felicia
© Johan Persson

Memphis the Musical has extended its West End booking period to 31 October 2015.

The show, which opened to critical acclaim at the Shaftesbury Theatre last month, features songs by Bon Jovi's David Bryan and a book by Joe DiPietro. It transfers from Broadway where it was the winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis the Musical 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.

Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star as Felicia Farrell and Huey Calhoun, alongside a cast of 28 singers and dancers.

Directed by Christopher Ashley and with choreography by Sergio Trujillo, Memphis the Musical has scenic design by David Gallo, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen and musical direction by Tim Sutton.

It's produced in London by Junkyard Dog Productions, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Barbara Freitag, Joseph Smith and John Brant.

The additional tickets will be available from 7 November at 9am.

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