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Motown the Musical Tickets

Shaftesbury Theatre

The smash hit Broadway show, Motown, arrived in London in 2016. Featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, this Tony Award winning musical tells the story of the creation of the label that invented the sound of a generation and is packed full of 50 of Motown’s famous hits.

Hot off the back of a successful stint on Broadway where it became one of the hottest tickets in town, comes a new musical about the founding of the Motown record label and the stars and hits it created.

The book, by Motown founder Berry Gordy, is based on his memoirs and tells the inside story of the famous record label and the artists it made big, which included Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

The feel good story begins with the celebration of Motown’s 25th anniversary. Then in a flash back we see Gordy as a child and follow him on his journey from feather weight boxer with just $800 borrowed from his family to founding the label and discovering its stars.

Featuring all your favourite hit’s from the Motown back catalogue including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I Want You Back,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “My Girl,” “Dancing in the Street” and “Stop In the Name of Love” played by an 18 piece orchestra and sung by a cast of talented performers. What better way to immerse yourself in that iconic Motown sound?

Founded in 1959 in Detroit Michigan, Motown, which gets its name from the fusion of the words motor and town, went on to change the American music scene forever. The distinct sound of soul/pop fusion took the world by storm and the label achieved phenomenal success with 79 records in the top 10 of the billboard hot 100 between 1960 and 1969.

This Tony nominated show has proved so popular it sparked a US National tour and returns to Broadway in Summer 2016. The show is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and features choreography by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams and scenic design by David Korins.

Motown the musical had its West End premiere at the Shaftesbury Theatre, with performances having begun on 11 February 2016 at the start of a legendary West End run. This is a show not to be missed so make sure you get your Motown tickets now.

Sorry this show closed 20 April 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

The Book of Mormon
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Performance dates:
01 Nov 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
Running time:
2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 5+
Audience Notes:
This show is unmissable for Motown fans, who will love getting the inside scoop, whilst hearing their favourite hits performed live! If you loved Memphis or The Commitments then you’re sure to find a lot to like about this show.

Latest Audience Reviews

Spectacular show! High energy, super talented hard working cast, fun. Some of the greatest music... More

Motown incorporates a medley of well-loved hits, with fun choreography, exciting lights and stagi... More

I had high expectations for the show since I liked Thriller live so much (not that I tried to com... More

Oh for the love of Motown, this was great. The show captured the masterpiece of Motown, I simply... More

Amazing, went above my expectations. It was really good, and the crew does an amazing job engagin... More

A long runner I hadn't seen so I thought it was worth a watch. An enjoyable show to watch, I just... More

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