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 Jay Perry as Berry Gordy. He is joined by Natalie Kassanga as Diana Ross and Carl Spencer as Marvin Gaye qith David Albury as Smokey Robinson. 11 year-old Cruz Lee-Ojo shares the role of Young Michael Jackson, Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder with 12 year-old Tumo Reetsang.

They are joined by ensemble members who play he role 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:   Chanice Alexandra-Burnett, KM Drew Boateng, Timothy Benjamin, Ryan Carter, Ricardo Castro, Amandla Elynah, Livvy Evans, Segun Fawole, Angela Marie Hurst, Cameron Bernard Jones, Cleopatra Joseph, Duane Lamonte, Nathan Lorainey-Dineen, Mireia Mambo, Matt Overfield, Adam Philpott, Ainsley Hall Ricketts, Lawrence Rowe, Nate Simpson, Jaime Tait, Kyle Turner, Anna Van Ruiten, Cherelle Williams, Lashane Williams, Michael Woolston-Thomas, Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli and Mitchell Zhangazha.

Buy tickets for Motown the Musical which is booking  to 20th April 2019 when the production closes.

If you cannot get to the London production, there is a tour of Motown the Musical which start sin October.

show times

Monday-Saturday 7:30 pm: Matinees Thursday and Saturday at 3:00 pm Running time 2 hours and 40 minutes including interval



Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London, WC2H 8DP

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
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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