Motown: The Musical
Shaftesbury Theatre, London
Motown: The Musical - Shaftesbury Theatre, London
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One of the most popular forms of music that emerged in the 20th century came from the Motown label, with some of the biggest stars of decades-gone-by belting out classic tunes. Such classics remain firm favourites with audiences even to this day and in 2016 these hits will be celebrated on the stage of the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Motown The Musical, the hit Broadway show that wowed audiences on the other side of the Atlantic in 2013, now makes its way to the West End, where director Charles Randolph-Wright will demonstrate to London theatre crowds how Motown continues to outdo the competition.
And it joins an array of other stand-out jukebox musicals in London. The capital is already the home to the likes of Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia!, which celebrate the work of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and ABBA respectively, but with Motown The Musical audiences get a taste of hits from a variety of artists.
The show chronicles the journey by Motown founder Berry Gordy, the man who rose to the top by discovering some of the biggest stars of the century with only a few hundred dollars to his name. He would introduce the likes of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more to the world and ensure a lasting legacy.
So the show will naturally feature big performances of some of their songs, from Dancing In The Street to Where Did Our Love Go, ABC, Tears Of A Clown and A Breathtaking Guy, to name but a few.
And with director Charles Randolph-Wright at the helm, the show cannot go wrong. He has previously been behind a wealth of hit shows on the other side of the Atlantic, including the successful revival of Guys And Dolls, and he has also made an impression with his work in film and television.
He directed Motown The Musical in New York as well. It appeared at the Lunt-Fontanne theatre in 2013 and featured some talented performers in the roles of Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder, amongst others. It has since been seen across the United States and will likely repeat its success in the United Kingdom.
Motown The Musical runs at the Shaftesbury Theatre from Tuesday 8th March 2016 (previews from Thursday 11th February 2016).
Show & Venue InformationShaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Saturday, 24 February 2018
2 hours 40 minutes. Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm