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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 each 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

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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”

Additional Info

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

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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Pat Drake
Pat
Reviewed in October, 2018

This is a Boardway musical that I would strongly recommend to my friends and family.

Zachariah Dean
Zachariah
Reviewed in October, 2018

Oh My God! Motown is such a brilliant musical. The music is excellent and choreography is perfect.

Bronia Koperszmidt
Bronia
Reviewed in August, 2018

Very easy to book. Clear email with information. Easy ticket pick up before the shoe.

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Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London

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