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Million Dollar Quartet archiveThe award-winning musical that tells the electrifying story of the night in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis came together to make music and ended up making history. It is inspired by the actual event that took place on 4 December 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis and features over 20 of the greatest rock 'n' roll, gospel, R&B and country hits ever written including: Blue Suede Shoes, I Walk The Line, Fever, Great Balls of Fire, Hound Dog, Folsom Prison Blues and Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On. The legendary meeting was masterminded by Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips, who discovered all four of the musicians, and brought Elvis Presley (and his then girlfriend) back to the recording studio that launched him to stardom. Together with Sun Records' fast-rising new superstar Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, who was still chasing his next big hit after writing and recording Blue Suede Shoes, the fourth member of this impromptu "quartet" was Phillips' latest signing, Jerry Lee Lewis. Million Dollar Quartet is a story of fame, friendship, discovery, divided loyalties, professional jealousy and incredible music as four of the music industry's most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, made music together for the first and only time in their careers. Running time 2hrs with one 15min interval.

Cast/Performers

Bill Ward (Sam Phillips), Gez Gerrard (Jay Perkins/Bass), Ben Goddard (Jerry Lee Lewis), Derek Hagen (Johnny Cash), Francesca Jackson (Dyanne), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Michael Malarkey (Elvis Presley), Adam Riley (Fluke/Drums), Steven Bor (u/s Carl Perkins), Justin Brett (Alternate Johnny Cash), Sharon Clancy (u/s Dyanne), Matthew Empson (Jerry Lee Lewis at certain performances), Kevin Mains (Elvis Presley at certain performances), Oliver Seymour-Marsh (Carl Perkins from Mar 28 2011)

Creatives/Company

Book by(s): Colin Escott, Floyd Mutrux
Author(s): Colin Escott, Floyd Mutrux
Producer(s): Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, James L. Nederlander, Joseph Smith, Michael McCabe
Director: Eric Schaeffer
Design: Derek McLane
Costume: Jane Greenwood
Lighting: Howell Binkley
Sound: Kai Harada
Music: Chuck Mead (musical arrangement)
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T01755622639. Details of all Million Dollar Quartet archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01080223408

Archive Listings

8 Feb 11
to
14 Jan 12
Noel Coward Theatre
West End
Greater London

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