Director: Charles Randolph-Wright; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Jay Perry, Natalie Kassanga, David Albury, Carl Spencer, Jovy Domingos, Eshan Gopal, Anush Hydros, Cruz Lee-Ojo, Mickell Stewart-Grimes
Motown The Musical tells the story of the legendary Berry Gordy, who borrowed 800 dollars from his family and turned it into the all-conquering Motown music label.
The story begins in 1983, during Motown's 25th anniversary celebrations, as Berry is looking back fondly on some of the careers that he helped to launch: everyone from Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye to Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross.
He also explains that the Viet Nam war looming, and America in the midst of a cultural revolution, how he had to fight tooth and nail to break down the barriers and take the music world by storm.
The soundtrack includes classic songs like My Girl, What's Going On, Dancing in the Street and I Heard It Through The Grapevine.
Daily Telegraph★★★★ – "A triumphant, lavish show. You may well see people dancing in the street" The Times – "Motown arrives in the West End with the greatest soul pop music ever recorded"
The Play That Goes Wrong — Duchess Theatre – 5 Sep 2014 to 27 Oct 2019 – The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show, but will they crack under the pressure?
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery – 31 Mar 2016 to 3 Nov 2019 – The writers behind 'The Play That Goes Wrong' are back with 'The Comedy About A Bank Robbery' at the Criterion
Disney’s Aladdin – The Musical – 27 May 2016 to 30 Mar 2019 – Disney's "Aladdin" has been turned into a West End musical, and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – 30 Jul 2016 to 28 Jul 2019 – Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling.
School of Rock – 22 Oct 2016 to 20 Oct 2019 – The Jack Black movie 'School of Rock' has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – 6 Nov 2017 to 28 Sep 2019 – 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' is all about overcoming prejudice, with songs by The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells.
Hamilton — one of America’s Founding Fathers – 21 Nov 2017 to 30 Mar 2019 – Alexander Hamilton was George Washington's right hand man, and one of America's Founding Fathers.
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