BE prepared for a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On…

Back by popular demand following huge success on Broadway and the West End, the Tony Award winning musical Million Dollar Quartet returns to Mayflower Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday.

It's inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock‘n’roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Re-joining the production as the ‘Father of Rock’n’Roll’ Sam Phillips, is national treasure Peter Duncan. Following rave reviews for his performance in the musical’s 2017 UK tour, the Olivier Award nominee and former Blue Peter presenter returns to the stage in 2020.

He told the Daily Echo: "It’s the most famous recording session in history! At the end of the show there’s a picture of them sitting round the piano that pops up; it’s absolutely iconic.

"That is the story that runs alongside what most people think they’re coming for, which is a fantastic rock ‘n’ roll romp. What they get is much more, and they go away having learned something new.

"It’s a brilliant show and a number one tour. I also think Sam is a rather great part to play, because I’m so into music. Some fantastic performers have played the role too – Jason Donovan, Bill Ward, Martin Kemp.

"There’s not a night I’ve done where people aren’t up on their feet having a great time. But they get a whole lot more than a rock ‘n’ roll concert, they get a brilliant story too.

On December 4, 1956, history was made when these four star musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis, the studios of legendary record producer Sam Phillips, for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time.

Million Dollar Quartet brings that night to life, with rock hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line and Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.

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