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Jason Donovan to play Sam Phillips in the Broadway and West End smash hit The Million Dollar at Theatre Royal

Million Dollar Quartet the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit is to embark on its first ever UK Tour starring Jason Donovan as ‘Father of Rock and Roll’ Sam Phillips.

 

Inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.  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.

 

On December 4, 1956, history was made when these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest impromptu jam sessions ever. It brings to light the extraordinary story of broken promises, secrets, and the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and heart-warming.

 

Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits which bring you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night.

 

Million Dollar Quartet is written by Tony Award nominees Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux and produced by Simon Friend and Mark Goucher. 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. Casting is to be announced.

 

Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame and history, and join in the celebration... atMillion Dollar Quartet!

 

Million Dollar Quartet is at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Mon 6 until Sat 11 March 2017, playing evenings at 7.30pm, matinees on Thu 2pm and Sat 2.30pm. Tickets from £16`.50 and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21.  Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge or book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk