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- Nov 11Nov11Find ticketsThu 19:30Playhouse, Whitley Bay - Whitley BayThe Elvis Years
About The Elvis Years: the Story of the King
The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production that brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the “king of rock and roll” – Elvis Presley.
With a top line-up of actor-musicians, multiple costume changes and nostalgic film footage, this glittering two-hour production charts the musical and emotional highs and lows of Elvis’ amazing journey. Watch him go from being a poor truck-driving teenager from Tupelo, Mississippi, through to the army, Hollywood and finally the legendary Las Vegas concerts.
Directed by top record producer David Mackay (Dusty Springfield, Cliff Richard, Bonnie Tyler, New Seekers), the lead role is perfectly portrayed by Mario Kombou (from the West End production Jailhouse Rock. He’s officially endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises and Elvis’ first cousin Donna Presley.
This feel-good show will instantly transport you back to the golden years of rock’n’roll, as you witness Elvis audition for the very first time at Sun Studios. Then you’ll become part of the TV audience for the '68 Comeback Special, and finally you’ll dance in the aisles at a Las Vegas concert as Mario re-creates with incredible accuracy the charisma, stage presence and humour of the man himself. Who knows, you may even get your hands on a scarf!
Taking in all the biggest hits including Always On My Mind, (recently voted the UK’s all-time favourite Elvis song), That’s Alright Mama, All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes, Suspicious Minds and American Trilogy as well as Hollywood favourites Bossa Nova Baby and Viva Las Vegas, you’ll leave the building on cloud nine!
★★★★★ “A mesmerising performance.” – London Theatre 1
★★★★★ “An unbelievable and unforgettable great night out.” – Theatre & Performance Magazine
★★★★★ "If you can see one show this year, this is the one!” – What's Good To Do