Last Updated on 25th February 2016
Multi-Platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle will join the cast of Memphis from 6th July 2015. Cardle was the winner of the seventh series of ITV’s The X Factor and replaces Killian Donnelly who is set to star in Kinky Boots.
Cardle will join Beverley Knight who continues as club singer Felicia Farrell in Memphis through to October 2015.
Matt Cardle says: “I’m thrilled to be making my acting and West End debut in Memphis. 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. I started my first band when I was 12 years old and spent at least 15 years recording albums and sending demos to record companies before finally having my voice heard. 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 and can’t wait to get started in the show”.
Memphis continues at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 31 October 2015 with plans in progress for a UK and Ireland tour in 2016.