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Ain't too Proud the Musical in London

Love sweet soul music? Don’t miss this. It’s the Broadway Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Life and Times of The Temptations, and it’s on stage at the Prince Edward Theatre from 31st March 2023. You’ll discover the amazing story of the glittering US vocal group from Detroit who released a load of cool Motown hits through the ‘60s and ‘70s. Together with producer Norman Whitfield they created psychedelic soul, which in turn helped inspire modern R&B and soul music.

What's the plot of AIN’T TOO PROUD - The Life and Times of The Temptations?

This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical brings the incredible true story of the greatest R&B group of all time to London’s theatreland, reuniting members of the brilliant award-winning creative team behind the musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Casting for AIN'T TOO PROUD – The Life and Times of The Temptations will be announced nearer the time, so keep a close eye on our news page.

AIN'T TOO PROUD won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography. A fresh new musical from the same year, it follows the band from the back streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an extraordinary journey. Thanks to their uniquely smooth dance moves and legendary harmonies, the group hit the top ten charts forty two times. Fourteen of their top ten smashes got to number one.

Produced in the West End by Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Stephen Gabriel and Jamie Wilson, this fantastic musical reveals how the band members met, how they rose to the top of the Motown soul scene, the astonishing heights they hit, and the personal and political conflicts that threatened to tear them apart. It’s set against the backdrop of a USA experiencing serious civil unrest, adding extra depth. This story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal is set to the sounds of The Temptations. Expect something heavenly with a sharp edge.

AIN'T TOO PROUD has a book by the Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau. Two-time Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff with Tony and Olivier Award winning choreographer Sergio Trujilio have worked together before, on the Tony Award winning hit show Jersey Boys. Scenic design comes from the Tony Award nominee Robert Brill with Costume design by Tony Award winner Paul Tazewell.

The Tony Award winning lighting designer Howell Binkley and Tony Award winning sound designer Steve Canyon Kennedy unite once again, having worked together on Jersey Boys. Projection design is by Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini, and Hair and Wig design by Charles G. LaPointe. Music Supervision and Arrangements are by Kenny Seymour, Orchestrations are from the Drama Desk Award winner Harold Wheeler, and the Music Direction is by Matt Smith.

Who is AIN’T TOO PROUD - The Life and Times of The Temptations for?

If you’re mature enough to appreciate the finest Motown soul and enjoy a true story studded with joys and troubles, you’ll love it. Buy cheap tickets for Ain’t Too Proud here to experience the excitement for yourself.

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Ain't too Proud the Musical Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Sunday,17 September 2023

  • Running time:

    2 hours 40 minute (incl. interval)

  • Age restrictions
    Everyone must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Under 16s must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Under 3s will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance
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Ain't too Proud the Musical reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 220 reviews

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The Telegraph

"Impeccably choreographed, beautifully staged and exquisitely sung, this Motown fable is one jukebox musical that's definitely worth a look"

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The Upcoming

"With phenomenal music, vigorous dance numbers and an overall abundance of charisma, Ain't Too Proud will have audiences clapping, swaying and singing along".

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Latest customer reviews
It was cancelled

I was informed the show was cancelled so we haven’t seen it

Reviewed on 16 November 2023 by , Ashford, United Kingdom

Aint Too Proud

Reviewed on 19 September 2023 by , Huntingdon, United Kingdom

Excellent show and great story line

Reviewed on 18 September 2023 by , Ashbourne, United Kingdom

The show was very good, however the singer playing David Ruffin shouted instead of singing at times.

Reviewed on 17 September 2023 by , Gloucester, United Kingdom

A must see

Reviewed on 17 September 2023 by , Ware, United Kingdom

Fantastic show

Brilliant show I can’t believe it is ending. The singers were amazing and so was the story telling production. I wanted to go again but the show end today ?

Reviewed on 17 September 2023 by , Notts, United Kingdom

Best night out

Great seats first ever theater experience

Reviewed on 16 September 2023 by , Nelson, New Zealand

Fab

Great music and storytelling the actors/singers were fantastic great enthusiasm. Loved it.

Reviewed on 15 September 2023 by , Beckenham Kent, United Kingdom

Amazing

Reviewed on 15 September 2023 by , Beckenham, United Kingdom

Great show.

Excellent atmosphere and value for money. An informative and entertaining show.

Reviewed on 15 September 2023 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Dynamic, moving and a sensational production. Sorry it leaving The Prince Edward Theatre so soon

Reviewed on 15 September 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Memory lane! Great telling of the life of The Temptations

Reviewed on 14 September 2023 by , Shepherds Bush, United Kingdom

FANTASTIC SINGING AND ACTING

Superb acting with a very powerful storyline well told. Voices were unbelievable and top class

Reviewed on 14 September 2023 by , Borehamwood, United Kingdom

Iconic music, fabulous acting

This show is genuinely phenomenal, the portrayals of each character was done with full consideration of the lives of those they were playing each story within the larger story was so well done. Along with exceptional vocal skills and dancing. Such an enjoyable atmosphere with the added sad moments. Perfect story telling

Reviewed on 13 September 2023 by , Houghton-le-spring, United Kingdom

Great to understand the backstorey

Reviewed on 13 September 2023 by , Canterbury, United Kingdom

The Temptations

Reviewed on 12 September 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

An excellent show. We thoroughly enjoyed it ?

Reviewed on 10 September 2023 by , St. Leonards-on-sea, United Kingdom

It’s a must see

Brilliant music, Actors were so good and an emotional storyline

Reviewed on 10 September 2023 by , Caister On Sea, United Kingdom

Awesome show brilliant actors

This is a must see for anyone who loves music , especially Motown. All the performers were brilliant and put their heart and soul into it -LOVED it

Reviewed on 10 September 2023 by , Ashford, United Kingdom

Worth seeing

Very good acting and singing

Reviewed on 10 September 2023 by , Ashford Kent, United Kingdom

A pity this run of Ain't Too Proud is about to end. By far the best musical I have seen, ever.All the singing was great but particularly all of the female singers in the show.

Reviewed on 09 September 2023 by , Gillingham, United Kingdom

Temptations

Temptations the show tells the history of the group .like any family there are the rows the falling outs the blagk sheep in the group the drug taking the alcoloism .THe group changes as the yrs pass .5 original members escalate to 27 now.you get snippits of the magical performances of my girl get ready papa was a rolling stone and 3rd septemeber.its a shame these were not preformed in their entirity but the history narrative took the time from joining motown to interacting with the supremes to polital issues like race relations in usa to becoming no1 rthym and blues record sellers to the fine tuning of the dance moves to the deaths of all members ending with otis williams.

Reviewed on 09 September 2023 by , Carrickfergus, United Kingdom

Fabulous singing just like the original singers!!

Reviewed on 09 September 2023 by , Richmond, Canada

Excellent, must see. Wish it could be extended.

I thought it was wonderful. The cadt were astounding. Wish it could be extended.

Reviewed on 09 September 2023 by , Bexhill-on-sea, United Kingdom

Everything was excellent

Excellent,great show

Reviewed on 09 September 2023 by , Bexhill On Sea, United Kingdom

Absolutely brilliant show

Reviewed on 09 September 2023 by , Bexleyheath, Kent, United Kingdom

Motown relived

The show was brilliant, such energy, terrific songs. Only complaint was that Dave's sound/volume was a tad too loud.

Reviewed on 08 September 2023 by , Peterborough, United Kingdom

The best Temptations

This is one of the best musicals I’ve been to, the story, singing and music, all to some of Motown’s greatest songs , At the end the whole theatre was standing , can’t believe it’s having such a short run

Reviewed on 08 September 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Fab-u-lous

Black version of Jersey Boys

Reviewed on 07 September 2023 by , Emsworth, United Kingdom

Back to my youth

I loved the show. The songs, music and singers are fabulous. Took me right back to my teenage years. I would recommend it highly. Such a shame it is closing soon.

Reviewed on 06 September 2023 by , Horsham, United Kingdom

Tempted.....

If your looking for a top musical with thumping songs, great dance routines and a story line that chuggs along at a fast pace, then this is a musical for you.

Reviewed on 04 September 2023 by , Romford, United Kingdom

Loved it!

The music took me through an nostalgic emotional journey! Loved every minute of it!!

Reviewed on 03 September 2023 by , Mildenhall, United Kingdom

Good show

A feel good show with a good story

Reviewed on 03 September 2023 by , Erith, United Kingdom

Fantastic!!

What a great show, really tells the story with great acting and singing.

Reviewed on 03 September 2023 by , Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Amazing performances

Great performances, and songs. Some powerful voices. From the seats we had there was nothing not to like.

Reviewed on 03 September 2023 by , Thamesmead, United Kingdom

A vibrant entertaining show

A wonderful performance from all the cast. Great music!!

Reviewed on 02 September 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Exceptional

Reviewed on 01 September 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Spectacular authentic soul musical

Wonderfull authentic soul music and singing musical extravaganza. Excellent theatre. Plenty of leg room. Plenty of emenities close to venue for a pre theatre dinner.

Reviewed on 31 August 2023 by , Neath, United Kingdom

Fantastic

Excellent performaces by all the cast and brilliant vocals

Reviewed on 30 August 2023 by , Belper, United Kingdom

Fantastic

It took me back to my teenage years.

Reviewed on 29 August 2023 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Amazing show. A must see.

Reviewed on 27 August 2023 by , Gillingham Kent, United Kingdom

Must see

Music fantastic and all were very good singers

Reviewed on 26 August 2023 by , Brandon Suffolk, United Kingdom

Very enjoyable and reasonably priced

Reviewed on 26 August 2023 by , Bradford, United Kingdom

.Brilliant voices

I especially liked the wonderful vocals of the actors If you appreciate good singing this is the one to see

Reviewed on 26 August 2023 by , Essex, United Kingdom

A must see for music fans

Reviewed on 26 August 2023 by , Colchester, United Kingdom

V entertaining

Reviewed on 25 August 2023 by , Kent, United Kingdom

A fabulous evening

Reviewed on 25 August 2023 by , Rugby, United Kingdom

Nostalgic walk down memory lane

You have to Love Motown music to enjoy the array of Musical hits

Reviewed on 24 August 2023 by , Wapadrand Ext 17, Pretoria, South Africa

Best music EVER

Good to see the story and hear proper music

Reviewed on 23 August 2023 by , Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom

Brilliant

What a fantastic show the cast and the story was excellent

Reviewed on 22 August 2023 by , Weymouth, United Kingdom

Temptations at their best

From the first five minutes my wife (Temptations tragic) were absolutely blown away by the music and story. Eadily the best musical I have ever seen. The cast where suberb and the songs gave us goosebumps!! A bit thumbs up to the cast & orchestra.

Reviewed on 21 August 2023 by , Western Australia, Australia

Temptations Review

Range of music a little disappointing but performances first class

Reviewed on 21 August 2023 by , South Croydon, United Kingdom

Must see

Great show. Highly recommended

Reviewed on 21 August 2023 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Absolutely fantastic

I have been to loads of shows and this is by far the best. There is little bit of swearing but it wasn't offensive. Will definitely go again.

Reviewed on 19 August 2023 by , Kent, United Kingdom

Great singers and music

Reviewed on 19 August 2023 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

Great show! Well worth seeing!

Definitely worth seeing! The acting and singing and costumes were fabulous!

Reviewed on 19 August 2023 by , Hassocks, United Kingdom

Tremendous Temptations - what a treat

I’m not a fan of musicals but like stories based on groups and singers. This was outstanding ! The energy and enthusiasm from the whole cast was outstanding and consistent. The singing was unbelievable - superb. It was also quite emotional in parts. Totally recommend .

Reviewed on 18 August 2023 by , Stansted, United Kingdom

Just fabulous.

Nothing not to like, very loud, wanted to sing an an dance, my son came but late just loved it. Powerful voice a few of them. Smooth dancing. Knew most of songs que for toilets half time soo long.!

Reviewed on 18 August 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Outstanding actors all around!

Reviewed on 16 August 2023 by , Calgary, Canada

Great evening!

Really good show overall. Tried to achieve a balance between music and story and perhaps could have had a little more focus on the music than the story rather than having most songs punctuated by narrative. But great evening nonetheless.

Reviewed on 16 August 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyed the show

Enjoyed it so much that I’ve seen it twice!!!

Reviewed on 15 August 2023 by , Bexleyheath, United Kingdom

Excellent singing

Reviewed on 14 August 2023 by , Sheerness, United Kingdom

Was really well illustrated and let you see the whole story through others eyes

This show was brilliant And seats were upgraded we sat in D

Reviewed on 13 August 2023 by , Coventry, United Kingdom

Great energy

Reviewed on 13 August 2023 by , Frinton-on-sea, United Kingdom

Was just wonderful. People love listening to these performers. But have no idea the toll that took. So good to to know.

Theatre fab, comfortable,staff first class.

Reviewed on 12 August 2023 by , Alexandria, United Kingdom

Wonderful

The songs, the singers/dancers, the musicians... everybody has been absolutely amazing. Congratulations to all the team.

Reviewed on 11 August 2023 by , Talavera De La Reina, Spain

A Must See!

This show was amazing. The performers and orchestra put on a wonderful show . The singing was incredible and the front row seats made you feel as though they were singing just to you! It was two and a half hours of pure pleasure and I couldn’t wait to get up at the end and sing and dance along. Well done to everyone involved in this production, you worked your socks off tonight!

Reviewed on 11 August 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Amazing!

I know nothing about The Temptations but this show was stunning. The Story. The songs. The amazing performers. 10 out of 10

Reviewed on 11 August 2023 by , Brickhill, United Kingdom

You will LOVE this show!!

Reviewed on 10 August 2023 by , Monte Carlo, Monaco

Fantastic Show

Most fantastic show. Excellent music and dancing. Throughly enjoyable show. Would recommend it definately.

Reviewed on 08 August 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Interesting story, brilliant show

I don’t really know much of the story behind the Temptations, it was interesting to learn. The story was well told, the acting was excellent and of course, the music was brilliant! Great entertainment.

Reviewed on 07 August 2023 by , Ashbourne, United Kingdom

Good afternoon out.

Very good and not too expensive.

Reviewed on 06 August 2023 by , Welham Green, United Kingdom

Fabulous

Thoroughly enjoyed this show, the temptations were a bit before my era but of course I knew most of the songs , definitely one to go and watch !

Reviewed on 06 August 2023 by , Oxford, United Kingdom

Must see!

Great show. Very talented cast and great storyline. Singing and dancing superb!

Reviewed on 05 August 2023 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

Must See

A fantastic emotional and uplifting experience. Left the theatre on a high.

Reviewed on 04 August 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

You will not be disappointed

Excellent story line along with the music and the energetic actors, from start to finish very professional.

Reviewed on 03 August 2023 by , Harlow, United Kingdom

Fantastatic show,actors & singers are brilliant

Reviewed on 29 July 2023 by , South Ockendon, United Kingdom

Just excellent

Booked last minute, well worth it. Recommend to all great music, acting and great singing.

Reviewed on 29 July 2023 by , Braintree, United Kingdom

Fantastic show

The show was fantastic. Brilliant singers, music and story. Came out feeling uplifted and thoroughly entertained. Would highly recommend it.

Reviewed on 29 July 2023 by , Rotherham, United Kingdom

Fantastic Motown Music and Storyline

Excellent show with fantastic songs from the motown era. Storyline a tribute to the trials and tribulations of the music industry and the groups dynamics

Reviewed on 28 July 2023 by , Doncaste, United Kingdom

Very Enjoyable

Reviewed on 28 July 2023 by , Burnaby, Canada

Great story..lots of emotion!

Reviewed on 27 July 2023 by , Stevenage, United Kingdom

Ain’t too proud… to boast

An amazing night of music, and acting from start to finish. The cast are energetic, engaging, and fantastic singers. I would, and will go and see it again. A massive thank you to the entire cast.

Reviewed on 27 July 2023 by , Wakefield, United Kingdom

Great night out

Reviewed on 27 July 2023 by , Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Brilliant

Brilliant from start to finish. W2 & W3 stalls advertised as restricted view but our view was perfect.

Reviewed on 26 July 2023 by , Charlton, United Kingdom

Excellent experience

Reviewed on 25 July 2023 by , Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

WOW!!! what a FAB-U-LOUS SHOW.

This show was excellent , talk about a show stopper, simply brilliant and one of the best shows we have seen in london, the theatre is so beautiful, very well organised too, wonderful staff, loved every minute of it.

Reviewed on 24 July 2023 by , Hull, United Kingdom

Excellent

Great show perfect for motown musical lovers.would go and see it again.

Reviewed on 23 July 2023 by , Haverfordwest, United Kingdom

Superb & engaging

Reviewed on 23 July 2023 by , New Barnet, United Kingdom

The story telling was excellent, as this allowed the audience to understand the theme and enjoy the show st the same time.

I absolutely loved the show. I've followed all the motown artists since I was a child and especially admire Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson because of the fantastic relationship they created with each other and all the other black artists that they promoted and worked with. These motown groups and singers are and were exceptional human beings, and I will forever love all of them. I also love the fact, that the performing artists portrays their roles beautifully. Thank you.

Reviewed on 21 July 2023 by , Bromley, United Kingdom

Foot tapping singalong show !

Everyone knows these songs - go and watch this and singalong & tap your feet

Reviewed on 21 July 2023 by , Waltham Abbey Essex, United Kingdom

Brilliant

This was the best show I have ever seen

Reviewed on 21 July 2023 by , Moora, Australia

Absolutely loved it

Fantastic music and very good at delivering the story of The Temps. Nothing I didn’t like about the whole experience.

Reviewed on 18 July 2023 by , Tenby, United Kingdom

Highly recommend!

This Show was amazing ..a Story told in such an immersive way from start to finish. The talent of all the Performers was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reviewed on 17 July 2023 by , Longfield Kent, United Kingdom

History of the Temptations

Rollercoaster ride through the lifes and history of the Temptations. Songs and performances are great.

Reviewed on 16 July 2023 by , Wageningen, Netherlands

A must see

It was an amazing performance all round from the singers, actors, background and orchestra.

Reviewed on 16 July 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Top class

Fantastic music, singing, dancing and acting

Reviewed on 15 July 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Energetic, enjoyable

The musical was so much fun, brought back many childhood memories. Even had me crying in the stands, such a beautiful and emotional story with lots of laughs. Definitely a must see and will be going to watch again with my daughter’s. Could do with a little less foul language but it was authentic.

Reviewed on 15 July 2023 by , Grantham, United Kingdom

Uplifting

Such energy . The orchestra were superb . Any seating area is good

Reviewed on 15 July 2023 by , Midgham, United Kingdom

Top of the pile

Thought this show was really great! Cannot recommend it highly enough. Very slick, great music and good story.

Reviewed on 14 July 2023 by , Kessingland, United Kingdom

06 Mar
2023
Eleni Cashell

First look: AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS in rehearsals

by Eleni Cashell | Monday, March 6 2023, 15:36

Before it heads to the Prince Edward Theatre on 31 March, AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS has released some exciting rehearsal photos!

Winner of a Tony Award for Best Choreography, this new musical tells the story of The Temptations, and their remarkable journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

First look: AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS in rehearsals
13 Feb
2023
Eleni Cashell

Full casting for AIN'T TOO PROUD announced

by Eleni Cashell | Monday, February 13 2023, 12:34

Ain't Too Proud Full casting has been announced for the West End premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, AIN'T TOO PROUD.

Opening at the Prince Edward Theatre on the 31 March, the show shines a light on The Temptations incredible career.

Full casting for AIN'T TOO PROUD announced