MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

motown the musicalThe 2013 Broadway hit Motown The Musical is playing at London's Shaftesbury Theatre .

With just $800 which he borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, became a music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of motown royalty including Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye .

Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.Featuring an eighteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including “My Girl”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”.

The cast is led by Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy, Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross,Obioma Ugoal as Smokey Robinson and Sifiso Mazibuko as Marvin Gaye.

They are joined by Keisha Amponsa Banson as Mary Wells, Cindy Belliot as Anna Gordy, Samuel Edwards as Jackie Wilson, Tanya Nicole Edwards as Florence Ballard, Portia Harry as Teena Marie, Aisha Jawando as Martha Reeves, Joshua Liburd as Eddie Kendricks, Simeon Montague as Jermaine Jackson, Cleopatra Rey as Gladys Knight, Brandon Lee Sears as Tito Jackson, Jordan Shaw as Stevie Wonder and Cherelle Williams as Mary Wilson.

Eshan Gopal. Kwame Kandekore and Joshua Tikare will alternate the role of Young Michael Jackson.

They are joined by swings and ensemble members Jay Bryce, Daniel Bailey, Edward Baruwa, Eddie Elliott, Christopher Fry, Alex Hammond, Edward Handoll, Simon Ray Harvey, Elias Hendricks, Brian James Leys, Jayde Nelson, Kieran McGinn, Simone Mistry Palmer, Carl Spencer and Marcel J Whyte.

Cast changes from 4th September 2027: David Albury and Kayi Ushe will join the cast as Smokey Robinson and as Marvin Gaye respectively. They will perform alongside Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy with Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross.

Members of the ensemble play the roles of Eddie Kendricks, Jackie Wilson, Anna Gordy, Esther, Teena Marie, Florence Ballard, Martha Reeves, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Mary Wells, Mary Wilson and Stevie Wonder. The ensemble features KM Drew Boateng, Ryan Carter, Samuel Edwards, Vanessa Fisher, Dujonna Gift-Simms, Simon Ray Harvey, Terique Jarrett, Cameron Bernard Jones, Cleopatra Joseph, Wilson Kiiru, Natasha Leaver, Kieran McGinn, Simone Mistry-Palmer, Samuel Nicholas, Brianna Ogunbawo, Matt Overfield, Jay Perry, Timothy Quinlan, Sharon Rose, Lawrence Rowe, Ashley Samuels, Brandon Lee Sears, Carl Spencer, Alex Thomas-Smith, Cherelle Williams , Richard Taylor Woods, Michael Woolston-Thomas and Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli.

Nana Ageyman-Bediako, 11 years old from Haringey, London, Raphael Higgins-Humes, 11 years old from Greenwich, London, Rio Myers, 11 years old from Lewisham, London and Tumo Reetsang, 12 years old from Southwark, London share the role of Young Michael Jackson, Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder

 

Buy tickets for Motown the Musical which is booking  to 5th January 2019..

show times

Monday-Saturday 7:30 pm: Matinees Thursday and Saturday at 3:00 pm Running time TBC

 

HOW TO GET TO MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London, WC2H 8DP

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underground
Tube : Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Covent Garden
Train: Charing Cross
buses to Her Majesty's Theatre
8, 10, 14, 19, 22A, 22B, 24, 25, 29, 38, 40, 55, 73, 134, 176
nearest car park

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DISABLED ACCESS TO MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

nfrared system with 20 headsets and 15 neck loops. Collect from the foyer sweet kiosk
Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium
Spaces for 4 wheelchairs in Boxes A and B which are down 3 steps off corridor to the left of box office. You will need help negotiating the steps. Transfer seating available to row A4 - 10 in the Royal Circle - entrance is level from the foyer.
Royal Circle level close to boxes A & B