British singer Beverley Knight is set to continue her stint in London's West End after landing a leading role in hit Broadway musical Memphis.

The Shoulda Woulda Coulda hitmaker made her musical stage debut last year (13) when she took over the lead female role in The Bodyguard, and received a Award nomination for her work.

She will now star as a club singer desperate for her big break in the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, which is scored by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan, when it arrives in London later this year (14).

The soul-themed show is due to open at London's Shaftesbury Theatre in October (14).