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Memphis

Jason Pennycooke starred in the 2015 production of Memphis The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre, playing the role of Bobby Dupree. He received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance. The show closed on 31st October 2015 after a year of sold out performances and rave reviews, below. (Link to Memphis website)

 

Reviews

These two are no doubt the stars, but supporting cast members are by no means spare parts as Jason Pennycooke (Bobby), Tyrone Huntley (Gator) and Claire Machin (Gladys) all get their moments of glory with scene-stealing numbers.

http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-memphis-the-musical-shaftesbury-theatre/
Pennycooke injects piles of humour into Bobby, a janitor with hidden skills of the performing variety

http://www.talkstageytome.co.uk/2015/05/review-memphis-musical.html
The Tony Award-winning show also includes some strong cast support including Rolan Bell as Delray, Tyrone Huntley as Gator, Claire Machin as Gladys, Jason Pennycooke as Bobby and Mark Roper as Mr. Simmons.

http://www.westendtheatre.com/32481/reviews/reviews-round-up/reviews-of-memphis-the-musical-at-the-shaftesbury-theatre-starring-beverley-knight/

 

Jason Pennycooke as the incredibly charismatic Bobby, who will blow your mind with moves not even he knew he had;

http://www.thebritishblacklist.com/descantdeb-reviews-memphis-west-musical-starring-beverley-knight/

 

Jason Pennycooke steals every scene he’s in as a janitor who finally gets to demonstrate what an amazing singer he is.

https://www.londonboxoffice.co.uk/news/post/memphis-review

 

Support is given by established West End performers including the deep rich voice of Roland Bell as Delray, club owner and Felicia’s brother, Claire Machin as Gladys, Huey’s loving but bigoted mother and Jason Pennycooke as Bobby Dupree his rendition of Big Love which is full of rhythm, piano riffs and humour.

CD REVIEW: Memphis the Musical – Original London Cast Recording