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Motown The Musical

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Featherweight boxer to pop music king, Berry Gordy’s journey is the stuff of legends! Motown The Musical is the exuberant celebration of the man who introduced Diana Ross and Michael Jackson to the world. The lively musical directed by Charles Randolph-Wright features original Motown music and vivacious choreography by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams. It’s a must watch for any and all music fans!

Why Watch Motown The Musical

Motown The Musical is a magical jukebox musical that pays tribute to music legend Berry Gordy, the founder of the iconic ‘Motown’ record label. The musical made its West End in premiere in early 2016 and continues to entertain audiences with eac and every show at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The soul-stirring pop music is the backbone of this grand show, highlighting classic hits that have became the anthems of an entire generation. The ensemble cast does a fabulous job of portraying musical icons and strikes just the right notes with their singing talent. The slick set design accompanied by striking visual projections provides a brilliant theatrical backdrop for this rousing and energetic musical.

The Story

Motown The Musical is the story of Berry Gordy, the creator of Motown Records and the man who defined the music of a generation. Set in 1983 on the 25th anniversary of Motown Records, the story follows a contemplative Berry, reflecting on his career. The musical explores his relationships with artists he discovered including Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye. What started as Berry’s insatiable dream of creating a musical revolution that would connect people across racial, economic and ideological lines - watch the thrilling tale of a humble man who fought against all odds to create music that took the world by storm.

Good for

Family audiences | Motown music fans | Biography junkies

Critics Reviews

“A triumphant, lavish show. You may well see people dancing in the street.”
– The Telegraph

“The music is so thrillingly and beautifully rendered, this jukebox trip down memory lane just can't fail.”
– The Stage

Show Details

Show Timings

Mon - Sat 7:30 PM
Thur & Sat 2:30 PM

Leading Roles
Cedric Nealas Berry Gordy
Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross
Obioma Ugoala as Smokey Robinson
Sifiso Mazibuko as Marvin Gaye

Directed by
Charles Randolph-Wright

Top Songs
“Baby I Need Your Lovin’”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “My Girl”, “A Breathtaking Guy” & “It’s What’s In The Grooves That Counts”

Know Before You Go

Duration
2 hours, 30 minutes

Audience
Suitable for ages 6 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
The Shaftesbury Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,400.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

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Marlana Phillips
Marlana
Reviewed in September, 2016

Amazing prices. Very happy!

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Sonia
Reviewed in August, 2016A superior show!

Just go see this production! The energy is buzzing & you'll know pretty much every song. This slick & stylish musical charts the Motown story & I never realised the impact these incredible artists had in breaking down racial segregation & positively impacting on a dark chapter in US history. The cast are universally fantastic but special mention for Diana Ross & the young Michael Jackson. This is a superior show that will leave you dancing in the street.. :)

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Mark
Reviewed in March, 2016A crowd pleaser!

The TOL reviewer was either drunk or high or having a bad day or having unrealistic expectations of life or all of the above when when they saw this show. I'd put Motown in the 'crowd pleaser' category. It's a ton of fun! Last night the audience couldn't hold themselves back from singing along throughout the show (even causing one performer to break momentarily when they beat him to his next line - golden!). Cedric Neal's vocals as Berry Gordy is goosebump-worthy in several numbers. The kid playing MJ is a total showstopper too! With a run-time over 2 1/2 hours, the audience was left wanting more. Had a hard week? Want a fun night out? Go see Motown.

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Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London

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