News: West End Musical Experience

Friday 13 March 2015 by Clare Evans

Memphis The Musical 
Photo: Johan Persson

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Memphis The Musical have teamed up to create a new London weekend outing for theatre and dance lovers. On 23 & 24 May, the West End Musical Experience will treat audiences to a Saturday matinee performance, an exclusive pre-show talk with the cast, followed by dinner provided at the classic Brasserie Zédel in the heart of Piccadilly. On the following day, the group will head to RAD headquarters in Battersea (London) for a masterclass to learn the official choreography from the musical.

Winner of the recent 15th Annual WhatsOnStage Best New Musical Award, Memphis The Musical follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. The musical is inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee.

The show’s Choreographer, Sergio Trujillo says: “The partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance is an incredible way to engage audiences in the wonderful choreography, music and inspiring story of Memphis The Musical first-hand. I am delighted that we can open up the show further to our fans and dance lovers, in such a fun and unique way. I hope that we can develop this relationship further in the future.”

Lynn Wallis, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dance is thrilled to be teaming up with the popular musical, and believes, “Well-known West End works can inspire people to take up dance even at a later stage in life, and we are pleased to be able to offer this unique opportunity.”

No dance experience is necessary to take part, but participants must be 18 or over.

For more information or to book tickets, visit

Memphis the Musical from Royal Academy of Dance on Vimeo.

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