Inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, Million Dollar Quartet packs in more than 20 hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and I Walk The Line.
In December 1956, these four musicians gathered at Sun Records, Memphis, for one of the greatest ever jam sessions. Million Dollar Quartet, written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, brings that night to life. Sun Records’ owner, Sam Phillips, played convincingly by Peter Duncan, acts as narrator, giving the audience insight to how each musician was discovered and their relationship. All fascinating but leaving the audience itching for more music.
It should be Elvis’s show but is hijacked by Ashley Carruthers, outstanding as eccentric Jerry Lee Lewis. His maniacal piano playing during Great Balls Of Fire electrifies. However, Ross William Wild’s Elvis performs a near perfect rendition of That’s All Right, complete with trademark velvet vocals, and iconic moves.
Matthew Wycliffe’s Carl Perkins is polished and professional, while Robbie Durham offers an incredibly rich voice and moody demeanour for Johnny Cash. This joyous celebration of rock ‘n’ roll with first-class impersonators leaves the audience All Shook Up.