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Janis Joplin: meet the first queen of rock ‘n’ roll and the women who lit her fire.

20 August – 28 September 2024

A Night with Janis Joplin has its UK premiere at the Peacock Theatre this August in a strictly limited run. Direct from Broadway and starring Tony-nominated Mary Bridget Davies, this multi award-winning show is an extraordinary musical journey paying homage to the inspirations of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends.

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.

Fuelled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee”, “Piece of My Heart”, “Mercedes Benz”, “Cry Baby” and “Summertime”, a remarkable cast and breakout performances. A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock ‘n roll’s greatest legends.

“Rocks the house!”

The New York Times

“Electrifying! A celebration of the blues and those beautiful bruises they leave on the singer’s soul.”

Variety

“Wild and joyously raucous”

The Hollywood Reporter