THE ELVIS Years, coming to The Swan Theatre this weekend. is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘King of Rock and Roll’, Elvis Presley.
Starring Mario Kombou (from West End production Jailhouse Rock) as Elvis, and featuring nostalgic film footage, this glittering two-hour production charts the musical and emotional highs and lows of Elvis’ amazing journey from poor truck-driving teenager from Mississippi, through the army to Hollywood and finally the legendary Las Vegas concerts.
Growing up in Memphis, Elvis Presley absorbed many kinds of music such as the pop and country music of the time, the Gospel music he heard in church, and the black R’n’B he heard on the iconic Beale Street.
In 1954 he was signed to the Sun Records label and became an international sensation. A phenomenal Tour of Las Vegas made him the biggest super star of his day. He made several famous TV performances and starred in 33 successful films.
His sound and style combined his diverse musical influences and blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time. In fact, he ushered in a whole new era of American music and popular culture. Elvis is estimated to have sold over 1billion records. His American sales have earned him multi-platinum awards, and among his many accolades he has garnered 14 Grammy nominations and three Grammy wins.
The Elvis Years portrays the talent, style, charm, sensuality, charisma and good looks that made Elvis a legend, as well as the good humour and humility that made him loved by so many.
Taking in all the biggest hits including Always On My Mind, That’s Alright Mama, All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes and Suspicious Minds, as well as Hollywood favourites Bossa Nova Baby and Viva Las Vegas, the audience willl be leaving The Swan on Cloud Nine.
The event starts at 8pm on Saturday (March 12). Tickets, which are £21, are available by visiting www.theswantheatre.co.uk or by calling the Worcester Live Box Office on 01905 611427.