Written as a celebration of the life of Elvis Presley, this musical was a huge success in London and subsequently equally successful on a world tour of Europe, Australia, Canada and Japan. It's one of Ray's rare departures from comedy but has all the theatrical hallmarks that make his work so special. Elvis's life is told through the eyes of three performers portraying Elvis - the young Elvis starting out, the mature successful movie star who finally fades and the triumphant re-emergence of the older Elvis at Las Vegas.
CAST 7 men/singers 4 women.singers 10 musicians.
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The original West End production opened on 28th November 1977 at the Astoria Theatre in London. Elvis was portrayed by three actors: Tim Whitnall as Elvis in his early years; Shakin' Stevens as Elvis in his army and movie star years; and PJ Proby as Elvis in his Las Vegas years. Live musical accompaniment was provided by the rock and roll revival group, Fumble.
Elvis - PJ Proby, Shakin' Stevens and Tim Whitnall