Matt Cardle joins the cast of Memphis

Date Posted: 25/07/2015

X Factor winner Matt Cardle has joined the cast of Memphis the Musical, starring as Huey Calhoun.

Cardle has taken over the role of the radio DJ from Killian Donnelley, and now stars opposite Beverly Knight.

“I’m thrilled to be making my acting and West End debut in Memphis,” said Matt. “From the first time I saw the show I felt I had a real connection with the character of Huey. It’s no secret that I worked for many years before my breakthrough as a musician.

“It was the united love from family and friends, similar to that at the heart of the Memphis story, that saw me through. I am truly honoured to be sharing the stage with the incredible Beverley Knight, I’ve admired her work for such a long time.”

The Tony and Olivier award-winning musical is set against the backdrop of the underground American dance clubs of the 1950s, and tells the story of a club singer and DJ looking to secure their big breaks.

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