Motown The Musical Tickets
Starring: Cedric Neal, Lucy St. Louis, Charl Brown, Sifiso Mazibuko
Booking until: Saturday, 5 January 2019
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Saturday, 5 January 2019
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.
Motown the Musical theatre tickets – Don't miss this spectacular musical!
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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 730 reviews
WOW, very enjoyable!!!
Really good Music ,great story and good acting. Feel good Factor, Everyone came out Smiling
ruth London Box Office customer
Brilliant evening. Singing and dancing was fabulous and the energy of all the performers, including the amazing orchestra, lit up the theatre. Wonderful nostalgic trip down a powerful musical memory lane, with interesting back stories of performers and nuggets of US political history thrown in. Would love to go back.
Julia London Box Office customer
Sandra London Box Office customer
Energetic, lively & full of music
The show was fantastic, very lively, I was tapping my feet right from the beginning. The singer's all were very good and there was an energetic soulful rythm throughout. The young boy who played Michael Jackson of the Jackson 5 was outstanding. Thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Shazia London Box Office customer
Fabulouse show. Brilliant voices and good storyline of Motown
This is a must to see if you like Motown - you'll be impressed by all the actor/singers voices. My only criticism was the ushers who were upgrading people's seats throughout the production, which was very distracting.
Jill London Box Office customer
Disappointed that there were signs around the theatre warning us that we were not permitted to dance or sing during the show. This is a history of Motown and the songs are familiar to all, we had expected to be able to join in dancing and singing along to the music (as we have done with other musicals with the cast's encouragement), and had booked aisle seats so that we could do this without inconveniencing other members of the audience. This was a bit disappointing and impacted on our enjoyment of the show. The artists were talented, and costumes were amazing. We especially loved the actor who played Berry Gordy; his voice was wonderful.
Carol London Box Office customer
Real feel good and not to be missed
Jacqueline London Box Office customer
Great to hear great music makes you feel good
Chris London Box Office customer
This show was fabulous, we really enjoyed it and knew nearly all of the songs. If we have any criticisms, they are not about the show, merely that the Theatre seats are not very comfortable and that a few times inconsiderate Theatregoers who had arrived late, were allowed to go to their seats whilst the show was in full flow.
Susan London Box Office customer
Nancy London Box Office customer
It was Great, all the performances were full of energy they gave all to their act. Nice one
Oluyemisi London Box Office customer
must see enjoyable.
Enjoyed the songs the story line gave me insight into history of Motown and the founders and all the acts at the time and what they went through and how this was expressed in their music. Excellent.
Maria London Box Office customer
Yvelines London Box Office customer
Brings back such happy memories
Loved the costumes which were just faboulous. Music was as good as you would expect- just fantastic and the whole cast were amazing exciting and real. Location, ticket collection, getting to the seats, in and out was all easy. Well done Shaftesbury!
Paul London Box Office customer
En general, good show, although the dialogues could/should be cut in half and replaced with a lot more music.
Joao London Box Office customer
WE CAME OUT FEELING LIKE WE HAD BEEN TO A FANTASTIC CONCERT. THE SINGING WAS BRILLIANT JUST LIKE THE ORIGINAL! VERY UPLIFTING AND DEFINITELY SOMETHING TO SEE.
HELEN London Box Office customer
You can’t not sing along!
Verity-Ann London Box Office customer
Story line weak, could have been better.
Hazel London Box Office customer
Lots of fun!
Good price, great acting and the music of course was great fun! Would recommend it to anyone
Alex London Box Office customer
A fun evening celebrating the best music
MICHELE London Box Office customer
Excellent show with fantastic music and great story capturing the great dominance of Motown.
Aziz London Box Office customer
The only thing I would comment on is the fidgeting audience in the first half up and down and wandering around distracting at times. Show was brilliant
Karen London Box Office customer
Sensational, fast paced
Aldo London Box Office customer
Great songs costumes and wonderful to watch
Claire London Box Office customer
Not to be missed Show
Excellant show , took my 2 teenage daughters who thoroughly enjoyed it. Music was spot on and the costumes fitting for the period covered . Went to quickly , a couple of more sing along songs at the end would have been the icing on the cake .
wendy London Box Office customer
A must see show
Julie London Box Office customer
Heather London Box Office customer
For anyone who knows the story and the music well, it will be disapointing
gerard London Box Office customer
Absolutely fantastic. The singing was amazing!
Tracey London Box Office customer
Absolutely amazing show
This show was brilliant, whilst it addressed oppression and racism that blacks people faced it was light hearted, funny, fun, dazzling and exciting. Well done. Also it was a birthday treat ... no doubt one birthday gift I won't forget. So thank you Motown the musical. Mrs Karima McKen x
Karima London Box Office customer
A very good show, music was a little before my time but did know more as the story went on. Was spoilt though as was sat amongst a large group of French students who would not be quiet throughout the show
michele London Box Office customer
I had only recently flown from Canada & I was afraid that I might fall asleep: no chance of tha with this vital, high octane performance. I am of an age that I am familiar with all of these groups on radio and vinyl. Great to hear it all again and I actually found some of the background to be quite informative.
Christopher London Box Office customer
Must see !
Absolutely love it date night with my husband will be returning to see it again!
Kymone London Box Office customer
The best show I have gone to in yesrs
This is a must see show you will still be there long after you leave the theatre You will tell everyone you speak to how much you enjoyed this
Alison London Box Office customer
Motown was incredible! So interactive with the audience, songs that you can sing along to. The story line was great and easy to follow I couldn't have asked for a better night!
Rowan London Box Office customer
Andrew London Box Office customer
So nice to hear the old Songs , wonderful singing and acting !
Sivagnanaratnam London Box Office customer
Cooper London Box Office customer
Fabulous ! One BIG Party
Everything was great ! But especially the music, the artists and costumes. Can talk hours about it. Will see again !!
Walter London Box Office customer
Colin London Box Office customer
Loved it, what a show
Mark London Box Office customer
Miglena London Box Office customer
Excellent music for anyone who grew up in the 80s
Susan London Box Office customer
great entertainment -brilliant show
claudine London Box Office customer
the show was very good fro every aspect
Clement London Box Office customer
Great feel good show
Great acting and songs. Cast can all be very proud of their roles.
Debbie London Box Office customer
Singers were good but the second part a bit slow
Helena London Box Office customer
denise London Box Office customer
Worth every penny
keshia London Box Office customer
Very good show, lots of great songs
Erwin London Box Office customer
A great show
Loved the show. Great music and dancing, good story. Standing ovation at the end. Highly recommended for lovers of Motown
David London Box Office customer
what an very entertaining and enjoyable show to watch and sing along with
Karen London Box Office customer
Good night out.
Clive London Box Office customer
Exciting and uplifting
Peter London Box Office customer
I thought the show was performed brilliantly, I thought the narrative a little naïve and sketchy but that did not detract from the overall performance which was stunning and full of energy. I There were key iconic songs missing from the Smokey Robinson character and I assume that would be a rights issue. Just for the energy and enthusiasm of the cast and their individual performances, it is a must see.
margaret London Box Office customer
Joshua London Box Office customer
MOTOWN AT ITS BEST
Went with my 22year old granddaughter to see this fab Motown musical. I cannot recommend this show enough. The storyline, music and singing was just fabulous. Was a little apprehensive that my granddaughter would not be that keen bearing in mind it was way before her time and she did not know all the songs and singers but she loved it as well.
Linda London Box Office customer
We felt this should of been called the Diana Ross show!
Philip London Box Office customer
Make sure u get good seats
keith London Box Office customer
Uplifting Magical Show
Loved, loved, loved the show. The singing was fantastic. The guy who played Barry Gordy had an exceptional voice. The young Michael Jackson was incredible too! In fact all cast members were great! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this show
Noreen London Box Office customer
Brian London Box Office customer
feel good factor
Michael London Box Office customer
Les London Box Office customer
Great night out
Great seats goid facilities and a great effort by all
jonathan London Box Office customer
david London Box Office customer
Enjoyable, but not the best!
Songs good but one of the lead singers playing Diana was not so good
Julie London Box Office customer
For us ageing Motown fans this was a trip down memory lane. Great story Nd wonderfully performed throughout. Not too proud to day I shed a tear Thank you to this excellent cast and musicians
Thomas London Box Office customer
Nostalgic escape, fantastic
JOE London Box Office customer
Great show especially if like me you love Motown.Brilliant singers,good story and a real feel good show.
elaine London Box Office customer
Motown's greatest artists...
Robert London Box Office customer
A superb show, great performances, beautiful songs and superb upbeat dance sets. Some great talent and the orchestra were brilliant.
Andy London Box Office customer
Great overview of a soundtrack to many of our lives
Lots of fun and packed with great songs. Storyline slightly weak as a result of 50 songs squeezed in but still enough of an overview of the Motown story and the years that it was in full swing. Went with my daughter ( age 17 ) and she loved it too recognising the origin of many favourite songs!!!
Bimbi London Box Office customer
Really enjoyed the show, music fabulous with some interaction
Elaine London Box Office customer
A must see show , especially for lovers of Motown music. Good story to weave the show together. Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) was superb throughout the show.
Rob London Box Office customer
Great tunes. Memorable singing and acting. Beautiful stage with stunning light effects
Oliver London Box Office customer
Show was amazing, theatre seating was great, we sat in the stalls near front, Great songs great everything can not fault it, totally flawless, Great night out, would highly recommended to anyone, ❤️
Russell London Box Office customer
imran London Box Office customer
Fantastic!! A must see
I was heartbroken to see how awful tge racism was for these amazingly talented people. I was captured by the performance and felt there pain and joy. I loved every second and would definitely recommend.
Kerry London Box Office customer
Bringing the heart and soul of the Motown origins to life. An excellent feel good musical!
John London Box Office customer
Better than expected. Took my boyfriend for his birthday. Tickets were £95 op, but this 3 rows from the front. Music was brilliant as were the singers dancers etc
Linda 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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- Year built: 1911