Million Dollar Quartet

Broadway and West End musical Million Dollar Quartet will embark on a UK tour in September, and Jason Donovan has been confirmed to star in the lead role.

The tour will open at the Curve in Leicester on 14th September and will tour until next May. Other confirmed venues include the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Birmingham Hippodrome.

Million Dollar Quartet is inspired by the true story of a recording session in 1956 when American music producer Sam Phillips brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

The musical is said to bring to light the extraordinary story of broken promises, secrets, and the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of four friends.

This will be the first UK tour of Million Dollar Quartet. Donovan will lead as ‘Father of Rock and Roll’ Sam Phillips until winter 2016.

Ross William Wild will take on the role of Elvis Presley and Martin Kaye the role of Jerry Lee Lewis. Robbie Durham will play Johnny Cash; and Matt Wycliffe will be Carl Perkins.

Million Dollar Quartet is written by Tony Award nominees Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, produced by Simon Friend and Mark Goucher, and directed by Olivier nominated Ian Talbot OBE.

Audiences can enjoy more than 20 rock ‘n’ roll hits, including Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, I Walk The Line and Great Balls of Fire.

Jason Donovan

Donovan’s musical theatre background includes lead roles in The Rocky Horror Show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sweeney Todd and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

A household name, Donovan was launched to stardom appearing as Scott in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. He has also had a successful pop career that sold millions of albums.

Selected Million Dollar Quartet tour dates

Leicester Curve: 14th – 24th September
Sheffield Lyceum: 27th September – 1st October
Nottingham Theatre Royal: 11th – 15th October
Birmingham Hippodrome: 24th – 29th October
Grand Theatre Leeds: 7th – 12th November
Southampton Mayflower: 22nd – 26th November  
Richmond Theatre: 6th – 11th February

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(Photo credit: Helen Maybanks).