The fabulous and fun West End production of Motown the Musical tells the story of of legendary music producer Berry Gordy. You might not know his name but you’ll definitely know his music as as his Motown Record label made history with groundbreaking artists including Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more.
The sensational cast bring to life the story of his life using the music he gave the world including; “My Girl”, “Stop! In The Name of Love”, “Dancing in the Street”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and many more. It’s a rags to riches story which, told against the backdrop of political upheaval and racial tension of America in the Fifties and Sixties, is even more compelling.
The performances are impeccable - particularly Cedric Neal, as Gordy, Obioma Ugoala as Smokey Robinson and Cherelee Williams who stepped up to play Diana Ross. But the biggest cheer of the night went to Bradley Morton who wowed us as the young Michel Jackson (that boy has a bright future)!
With more than 40 classic songs crammed in to the two and a half hours the hits just keep coming – I defy you not to want to sing along!
Motown the Musical is booking now until October 2017
at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London WC2H 8DP
For tickets visit Shaftesbury Theatre or call 020 7379 5399