Memphis The MusicalDuration 2h30

Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 8DP

Matt Cardle stars in the London premiere of Tony Award-winning musical Memphis The Musical, which tells the story of a radio DJ who wants to change the world.

A tale of fame and forbidden love, Memphis The Musical tells the story of white radio DJ Huey – inspired by real-life Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips – and his collaboration with singer Felicia. Together they journey to bring her music to the masses over the airwaves, taking her away from the segregated clubs of Tennessee.

Featuring original songs, written by Bon Jovi keyboard player Bryan, including The Music Of My Soul and Ain't Nothin' But A Kiss, Memphis The Musical made its Broadway premiere in 2009 before receiving a Tony Award for Best Musical the following year.


The producers of Memphis cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.


Cast & Creatives

Rachel John, Matt Cardle, Rolan Bell, Jason Pennycooke, Tyrone Huntley, Mark Roper, Claire Machin, Jon Robyns, Simon Ray-Harvey, Rachel John, 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, Dean Maynard, Devon McKenzie-Smith, Tim Newman, Ashley Rumble, Kyle Seeley, Helen Siveter, Dawnita Smith, Alex Thomas
Christopher Ashley
Music by
David Bryan
Lyrics by
David Bryan & Joe DiPietro
Book by
Joe DiPietro
Sergio Trujillo
Paul Tazewell
Lighting Designer
Howell Binkley

Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 8DP
020 7379 5399
Nearest tube
Holborn/Tottenham Court Road/Covent Garden Approx. 400m
Nearest bus
8, 10, 14, 19, 22A, 22B, 24, 25, 29, 38, 40, 55, 73, 134, 176

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown or Q-Park Soho.

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Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7379 5399 Fax: 020 7836 0466 Email:
Concessions vary according to the current production.
Limited mobility
Good legroom is available in row M of the Stalls - these seats are not suitable for ambulant disabled as these are down 22 steps. Low numbered Royal Circle seats have less steps.
Access description
The entrance to the theatre is made up of three sets of double, glass panelled doors with no step. The doors open towards you and there is a handle on each door. The Box Office isahead of you on the right hand side. The main entrance to the Stalls is through the first door on the right and straight down the stairs to the auditorium.
Hearing impaired
Infra-red system with 20 headsets and 15 neckloops. Collect from foyer sweet kiosk.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs allowed in the auditorium, or theatre staff can look after them.
Spaces for 4 wheelchairs in Boxes A and B (entrance approx. 73cm) which are down 3 steps off a corridor to the left of the box office. You will need help negotiating the steps. Transfer seating available to row A4 - 10 in the Royal Circle, the entrance to which is level from the foyer.
Women’s up 4 steps from the foyer and a men’s beyond this, 2 steps down off the Circle bar. Further toilets at back of Stalls and Grand Circle levels.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet adjacent to the Royal Circle and acessed through the door next to the Box Office, taking the first right followed by a sharp left.
5 licensed bars. Access information: Drinks may be taken into the auditorium. The Foyer bar is 4 steps up from the foyer. There are 2 bars at Royal Circle, one at Grand Circle and one at Stalls. There is limited seating.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens