Motown The Musical Tickets
Starring: Cedric Neal, Lucy St. Louis, Charl Brown, Sifiso Mazibuko
Booking from: Thursday, 11 February 2016
Booking until: Saturday, 24 February 2018
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Saturday, 24 February 2018
2 hours 30 minutes
Motown the Musical – A brilliant feel-good show
Motown Records, based in Detroit, was founded by Berry Gordy in 1959 to showcase the very best early rhythm and blues, soul and funk. With diversity at its beating heart, these days the Motown legacy is a music industry legend.
Gordy was inspired by the so-called 'truth-telling' of early black music, which he felt was, “a chronicle of our collective emotional journey in this world – pain and sadness, happiness and celebration... wisdom and faith.” His fervour still shines through every song the record label released.
Motown the Musical - The story
What's the story? It's 1983 and the scene is the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where a bunch of glittering music industry stars are waiting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Motown Records. At the same time, flashing back to the past, in Detroit the young Berry Gordy is observing his neighbours dancing. It took until 1957 for him to form his own record label, bringing in huge hitters like Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and the Supremes.
The musical is stuffed with hits, more than sixty tunes in total including Diana Ross's I Hear a Symphony, You're All I Need to Get By from Stevie Wonder, Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes, Please Mr Postman by the Marvelettes and masses more... Mary Wells and The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, The Contours and, of course, The Jackson 5.
The St Louis Post calls it a “supremely entertaining night of musical whiplash”. CBS Sunday Morning called it "More than a broadway show...a celebration of music that transformed America." Time Out New York said the show "Sets the theatre on fire!" All of which means you can expect two and three quarter hours of total and utter musical heaven.
This is a genuinely exhilarating feel-good show charting Berry Gordy’s amazing journey from featherweight boxer to a heavyweight career as a music industry figure whose talent, passion and determination launched the careers of many a famous soul name. The show features a massive ensemble cast of more than 40 actors. Together they do homage to the soundtrack that changed America forever... and now you can experience it here in Britain.
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A triumphant, lavish show. You may well see people dancing in the street Daily Telegraph
Impossible to resist Daily Telegraph
There’s a quality of exuberance about motown the musical that makes life worth living Daily Telegraph
Motown arrives in the west end with the greatest soul pop music ever recorded The Times
What to expect:Acting:
based on 449 reviews
a must see!!
Jayne London Box Office customer
Great acting, dancing and singing throughout the show
Michael London Box Office customer
He'd to believe a couple of Americans would have to go to London to see Motown but we did And it was worth it. Amazing singing..Amazing atmosphere. Folks standing and clapping with the actors. Just lovely.
Chris London Box Office customer
Good music poor acting
Terry London Box Office customer
Daniel London Box Office customer
I thought this show was amazing. The singers were outstanding and the young Michael Jackson shone. I would recommend this show to everyone.
Lynn London Box Office customer
Motown is excellent
Great music, well performed. A story about success despite the odds and failure in spite of massive cultural impact. Very well presented.
Roberto London Box Office customer
Great show would change seats as on back row lots of heads so a little restricted Singers awesome and show at a good pace Would definitely see again
Paul London Box Office customer
Excellent night out
Brilliantly depicts the story of Mowtown. Great singers and fantastic music. Well recommended for all the family.
Christopher London Box Office customer
a must see
Really like the story as i did not know the history behind the birth of motown . I don't go to musical but this show was wonderful might have to go to more of them .
Sheila London Box Office customer
Steve London Box Office customer
A real tribute to Motown !
Immensely enjoyable . A music & dance extravaganza of the great hits of the Motown era. Thoroughly entertaining show by a great cast including the reincarnation of a young charismatic Michael Jackson and many more.
Suzan London Box Office customer
Brilliant... my 13 year old daughter loved it too...
Mark London Box Office customer
Great songs, tremendous singers, great music and atmosphere
Jean London Box Office customer
An excellently executed play which capture the essence of the Motown area.
Excellent cast. Excellent story line.
Nat London Box Office customer
Anymore who likes Motown music- it's a must. Superb!
Jacqueline London Box Office customer
Best show ever
Fantastic show, great vocal performances
Lisa London Box Office customer
Motown was a fantastic show, singing & acting was great! Interesting story...Nice mid-week treat!
Bridget London Box Office customer
Rachel London Box Office customer
MUSICAL OF THE YEAR
Firstly easy acsess to theatre as its quite central , show was spot on with chorography costumes appropriate to each era ...stage appropriately lit to correspond with each scenery
juliet London Box Office customer
Simply the Best
This is one of the many shows I would happily watch again and again. The music was fantastic. Great performances. Well done to all. 11/10. Thank you for a great experience.
Jo London Box Office customer
Short on storyline. Excellent lead actors. Singalong music. Go with an open mind but don't expect it to match up to The Jersey Boys. Enjoyable evening.
Margaret London Box Office customer
great night out
Music was great throughout show, good performances by the actors, but i thought the storyline lost its way towards the end, but still a great nights entertainment well worth the price of the tickets
robert London Box Office customer
There is a story to motown which I was not aware of, I thought it was all singing and dancing before I went to see the show, but I was not disappointed overall
Keith London Box Office customer
Every song a classic
Prepare to be uplifted
Linda London Box Office customer
Brilliant and entertaining
Top class show, brilliant actors and singers
Robert London Box Office customer
Worth a visit if you like Motown. Great songs cast were strong with some amazing performances. Uplifting feel good show.
Marion London Box Office customer
Ver loud and rather wooden.worst I've seen for awhile
Stephen London Box Office customer
Excellent evenings entertainment
Susan London Box Office customer
Must see show
Great show , great music. Very good showing lots of history , as well as good music . Thoroughly enjoyed my evening . Would recommend to friend and families .
Lynn London Box Office customer
Definitely worth going to see
Lynn London Box Office customer
Toni London Box Office customer
A piece of musical history
Motown delivers all the tubes of the 60s and 70s while providing a background on the triumphs and tribulations of Berry Gordy, the founder of the Motown label. The music and costumes are spectacular and it is difficult to resist singing along! At the same time, the creative use of decors and videos provide a sense of the historical and cultural events that marked the period.
Christine London Box Office customer
Luke London Box Office customer
Catherine London Box Office customer
Some classic motown lots of unknown motown songs that might be because of the story and they choose the ones that were part of the story, could have shortened or mentioned the unknown songs and played more listened to tracks instead my personal opinion not a criticism as the acting, singing and band was brilliant and brilliant seats
Kelly London Box Office customer
Amanda London Box Office customer
Rather average but great music
Unfortunate that the lead character fell ill and had to be replaced 30 mins into the show. Great hearing all those songs again but felt that the story line could just have been that little bit better. Second half was much better than the first. Great audience participation.
Stephanie London Box Office customer
Allan London Box Office customer
Read a few reviews before hand , mist said very good but because of quite a few negative and mixed reviews was a bit apprehensive but the show was Absolutely awesome !!
Violet London Box Office customer
Covered in detail the Motown story and their legends
If you like Motown then this is the show for you. The singing is excellent it evokes memories of a bygone age and gladdens the heart with lively dancing and acting.
Kathy London Box Office customer
Fab music and dancing
Great show, full of good old music and dance. One to see over and over
Mandy London Box Office customer
Had a really great time and enjoyed the show. excellent experience well done to all envolved.
terence London Box Office customer
A Really Fantastic Show....
A really fantastic show full of great acting & memorable songs.
Alan London Box Office customer
Clive London Box Office customer
Amazing Musical, great tribute to Motown
Evette London Box Office customer
Must see for mature music lovers
Great music and sound excellent all round entertainment
John London Box Office customer
Maha London Box Office customer
Great story, geat performances.
Nick London Box Office customer
Amazing show, probably the best "musical" in the literal sense of the word, I've ever seen. Never felt so much part of the show despite being in the audience. Just brilliant, highly recommend.
Tracy London Box Office customer
Musical , interactive and fun experience
Matthew London Box Office customer
It was a bit too long and slow moving at parts. The 1950's & 60's male dance routines were not as they should have been - I believe because the suits they were wearing were made out of the wrong fabric. The fabrics were too fluid so their moves did not look as crisp, sharp and in sync as they should have, to mimic the original dance routines. Women's costumes were bang on! All in all, a fun and good show if you like the music of the times.
Larissa London Box Office customer
Amazing. Must see
The quality of the singers was fantastic. You could close your eyes and feel you were actually with Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and the Jackson 5.
Karen London Box Office customer
Katrina London Box Office customer
A Must See
Lyle London Box Office customer
Colin London Box Office customer
Entertaining,very good show..
Excellent show..good music lights and cast!
Mark London Box Office customer
Fantastic if you love music you must see this show
Bob London Box Office customer
Daniel London Box Office customer
For better or worse
The show ave a good overview of the history of Motown. Everything looked good until the finarly when the cast, still dressed in caractor walked on stage. Seeing Stevie Wonder walking un aided towards the edge of the stage, though an actor, still made me cringe and expected him falling into the orcastra. He then went back into caractor to sing the final song. In a strange way quite funny.
John London Box Office customer
Colourful music that bought back memories
william London Box Office customer
Dull with no atmosphere
No atmosphere, was told to sit still and not talk, couldn't enjoy the show as felt like sitting with a strict teacher on a school trip! Love Motown but was left very disappointed
Vicky London Box Office customer
Good but missing some classics
The show is the story of Berry Gordy's founding of the Motown record label and love story with Diana Ross through to the time when most of his artists leave the label having been offered big deals with other labels that Berry couldnt match. It's a good show that'll have you toe tapping to some of the timeless classics. But for me there were a few of the big hits missing. Never-the-less very enjoyable
Tony London Box Office customer
A must see
Lily London Box Office customer
would go back watch again, have no complaints, staff were polite & friendly, show was great , acting ,music, everything was spot on .
Anne London Box Office customer
A trip down memory lane
Excellent show with a great range of songs through all the periods of Motown. Diana Ross and Michael Jackson were outstanding - just close your eyes and be transported back!
Sue London Box Office customer
A must see for Motown fans
I enjoyed it from start to finish- all the cast looked as if they were really enjoying themselves- lots of memories of great music fromthe fifties and sixties
Marilyn London Box Office customer
Energetic & nostalgic
Paula London Box Office customer
the Diana Ross story!
Sitting near a speaker tends to drown out the more authentic sound from the stage - songs were short lived, but performed well. Young Michael Jackson was awesome / outstanding
claire London Box Office customer
Sandra London Box Office customer
A must see
All actors are very good. Loved the show.
ephron London Box Office customer
An average story used as a gimmick to bring Motown to life - but the singing sometimes falls flat
Theodore London Box Office customer
Sofia London Box Office customer
Wonderful, uplifting with old classics
SUE London Box Office customer
jumped up bullies
The staff treatment given to us was disgusting, as we were told to sit down at the beginning. We did as we were asked but some young girls who sat next to us then went and asked to be sat elsewhere, because they could not be seated elsewhere we were asked to leave. we got to see about ten minutes of the show, it seemed really good but they do need to tell the audience to stay seated at all times and not to join in unless they are asked too. They were also letting people in after the show started and think that annoyed others around us. We were asked to leave and been told we will not get our money back. The staff are like dictators and above themselves . Never would i go back. When i rang to complain it was evident that others also had been asked to leave. Enough said.
jacqueline London Box Office customer
Alistair London Box Office customer
Mala London Box Office customer
My seat in the Stalls L31 was a great seat fab view could see all on the stage this production is extremely well done lots of fun!
E London Box Office customer
The show was more chat than music, as most of the music was clipped. We have been to see The Jersey Boys absolutely brilliant - Storey brilliant, music awesome, came away singing the tunes, so when we went to see Motown, we expected to hear lots of music around the storey. The most enthusiastic response from the audience was for The Jacksons, with the boy doing Michael Jackson superb, the best part of the show along with Diana Ross. All Motown music is especially near to our hearts, so tributes to Berry Gordy are well founded, but we know most of the storey, Marvin Gay didn't get a look in, singing wise.
WENDY London Box Office customer
Diane London Box Office customer
Should be called the Motown Story as Motown hints it's about Music not the Story .
JOHN London Box Office customer
09 May 2016 in Reviews
MOTOWN is a brand new musical that has flown into the West End after a hugely successful run on Broadway. For millions of people their generation is defined by the music of Motown and no matter what your age, this catalogue of hits has something for everybody to enjoy. From classics such as Reet Petite and Shop Around to a medley of Jackson 5 songs and the Stevie Wonder Classic: Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m yours, this is a Jukebox musical that really lives up to its name. Looking around the audience, it is clear to see that from the very first chord MOTOWN is the perfect night out.Read more
25 Feb 2016 in Reviews
While we here in Britain were listening to The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Cliff Richard and The Shadows, most of America was listening to the extraordinary output and music of Berry Gordy, the founder and owner of the (Tamla) Motown label.Read more
14 May 2015 in New Shows
After much speculation and gossip, the producers of the sell-out Broadway show Motown the Musical have finally announced the West End venue that will house the smash-hit production. The Shaftesbury Theatre in the heart of London’s theatreland will be the new home of the Berry Gordy penned musical, set to open in late February 2016.Read more
27 Nov 2014 in New Shows
The producers of Motown The Musical have finally broken the silence surrounding the speculated arrival of this Broadway success. They have now confirmed that the production will play in London in 2015, but an exact date has yet to be confirmed.
The original Broadway production of Motown The Musical is due to close in New York at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on 18 January, but word is that it may return to the bright lights of the Big Apple in 2016.Read more
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