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Shaftesbury Theatre

Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue

4 min walk from Tottenham Court Road Tube Station. Head east on New Oxford Street, turn right onto Shaftesbury Ave and the theatre will be on the left.

Tottenham Court Road station is 4 minute walk (330 metres)



Show notes

Booking from: 19 Apr 2019

Booking until: 20 Apr 2019

Age restrictions: Recommended for children aged 12 and over.

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The Show
"The beat of a generation. The Soul of a nation."
Directed by Broadway veteran Charles Randolph-Wright, choreographed by Patricia Wilcox with costumes designed by the award-winning ESosa, Motown The Musical celebrates the music that tore down sociocultural barriers across the USA at a time of ongoing political strife. An emphatic catalogue of songs and artists are reunified as record label founder Berry Gordy reminisces about the rise of superstars such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson amongst many others. Gordy's tale encapsulates the decades of his triumphant struggle to realise his artists' dreams, told in a style that has audiences entranced in a whirlwind of nostalgic adulation for the era-defining music many a generation will still remember fondly today. Fifty classic Motown tracks including "My Girl", "Dancing in the Street", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" are lovingly revisited featuring an eighteen piece orchestra arranged by Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook, creating a spectacle like no other and an experience not to be missed.

History of Motown The Musical
Based on Gordy's 1994 autobiography "To be loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown", this exciting new jukebox musical opened on Broadway in April 2013 to advance box office numbers of $16 million - it was subsequently performed 738 times until embarking on a lucrative national tour of America to huge success. Motown The Musical has now made the voyage across the Atlantic to London's West End and is sure to see the same level of success in the UK as it enjoyed at home.

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Awards & what the Critics say
Motown The Musical received four Tony Award nominations, one which was for best orchestrations (Popp & Crook). Patricia Wilcox, who oversaw the choreography received an Astaire award for Outstanding Choreographer of a Broadway Show in 2013

Critics have been resoundingly positive towards Motown The Musical - the consensus seems to focus on just how unique and exhilarating the show is - "Something close to rapture spreads through the audience" the New York Times recalls, while CBS defines it as "More than a Broadway show... a celebration of music that transformed America". According to the Hollywood Reporter, "There's no denying the power and energy of the show's arsenal of killer tunes. There's an enormous kick of watching them performed live that no IPod playlist can match"

Interesting facts about Motown The Musical
  • Before Motown, Berry Gordy was a professional boxer who fought on the same fight-card as Joe Louis in 1948 - Louis was one of his heroes whom he credits for inspiring him to seek success
  • Gordy started his company with an $800 loan from his family in 1959
  • For a significant time during the 1960s, Motown Records was the largest black-owned company in America
  • Motown The Musical cost $18 million to make, which was recouped by late 2014, just over 18 months after its original Broadway debut
  • There is an exhibit in the Schomburg Centre for Research called "Motown: The Truth is a Hit", dedicated to both the music as a genre and an instrument to social change, and the musical itself

Motown the Musical audience reviews

Superb, 93%Score from 1468 reviews

"Fantastic show."11/4/2019

"Such energy and full of memorable songs which were performed so well. Shame its closing."

"Excelllent timeless, your be dancing in the street. Tells the story of Motown, not to be missed."6/4/2019

"excellant service"31/3/2019

"polite friendly and helpfull"


"Fab show has your feet tapping all the way through."

"Excellent show"28/3/2019

"This is the first musical I have seen . I was not disappointed it was fantastic ,the story ,the singing ,the acting, the staging. I can`t see how it could be bettered."

"Must see"26/3/2019

"The show was good with a lot of Motown Classics. Very good how show took audience back to how it all began and included top news stories of the time to show the years coming forward, ie John F Kennedy`s assassination, the killing of Martin Luther King, Vietnam war, etc. Loved the part of the play when Diana Ross went Solo and sung "Reach Out and Touch" and asked everyone in the audience to take the hand of he person beside them and sing a long to the song - that was very touching. People up in the aisles dancing by the end especially to the Steve Wonder hit - "I Wish". Great play, actors and costumes. Just brilliant!"


"Fantastic show great seats really enjoyed it!!"



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