Million Dollar Quartet
The dream quartet of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and
Jerry Lee Lewis met up for the jamming session to end all jamming
sessions one Memphis night in December 1956, brought together at Sun
Records by Sam Phillips, the man who discovered them.
Unknown to him, departures are imminent – and
that’s about it as
far as plot goes in this lively jukebox compilation of over 20 songs
which went rocketing up the charts over 50 years ago.
The rock’n’roll staples easily stand the test of time, but it’s Ben
Goddard’s cocky Jerry Lee (Phillips’ latest signing) who completely
steals the show.
A restless ball of energy, he hits the keys with dazzling
panache, only staying still long enough to savour a sultry rendition of
Fever courtesy of Elvis’s latest squeeze.
Noel Coward Theatre
St Martin’s Lane
Ph: 0844 482 5141
Tube: Leicester Square or Charing Cross
Until October 1
– Louise Kingsley