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Million Dollar Rock 'n' Roll

MARTIN KEMP TO STAR AS “FATHER OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL” SAM PHILLIPS IN MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit continues its UK Tour this autumn, and today it is revealed that following a celebrated Christmas run at London’s Southbank Centre Martin Kemp is cast to play legendary record producer Sam Phillips – the man who brought the 4 recording stars together to create history - at Ipswich’s Regent Theatre from Monday 20th to Saturday 25th November 2017.

Martin Kemp joins the cast as legendary record producer Sam Phillips – The man who brought the 4 recording stars together to create music history. Martin rose to fame as the bassist in one of Britain’s best-loved bands, Spandau Ballet, with over 25 million records sold worldwide, and a string of no.1 hits.

No stranger to the screen Martin became a household favourite playing loveable rogue Steve Owen in Eastenders, for which he won a number of awards. Martin’s numerous TV and film credits include, The Krays, Sugar Town, Back in Business, and Love Lies Bleeding, as well as many series of one off dramas for ITV.

His book ‘True – An Autobiography of Martin Kemp’ was published in 2000 and spent several months in the Sunday Times best sellers list. In 2017 he joins the judging panel for Let It Shine, a new reality TV series with Gary Barlow.

Inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, Million Dollar Quartet will play Sheffield Lyceum, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Malvern, Birmingham Hippodrome, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Leeds Grand, Glasgow King’s Theatre, Southampton Mayflower and Bristol Hippodrome.

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.

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, Mark Goucher, Tom O’Connell, Laurence Myers and Gavin Kalin. 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.

Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame and history, and join in the celebration... at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

For more information, please visit the official website: www.milliondollarquartetlive.co.uk

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