|Booking From:||Friday, 24th February 2017|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 24th February 2018|
|Running Time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Thu:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
Not at all like the Motown I remember. Poor imitation, although I suppose only the Four Tops and Diana Ross et al themselves could recreate the excitement of the Motown sound of the 60's. Thought the theatre was extremely uncomfortable also - not a good experience!
THE START OF THE SHOW WAS BRILLIANT BUT WE WERE ASKED TO LEAVE BECAUSE AS WE HAD NO ONE BEHIND US WE STARTED TO DANCE, WE WERE TOLD TO SIT DOWN. fOUR GIRLS TO THE RIGHT OF US WERE TRYING TO SIT ON TOP OF CHAIRS MAKING A NOICE AND HAD THE CHEEK TO COMPLAIN ABOUT US. WE WERE NOT GIVEN A CHANCE. WE SAW OTHER PEOPLE BEING ASKED TO LEAVE.IT WAS A COMPLETE JOKE AND A WASTE OF MONEY.
Didn't like the show one bit. No story and very amateurish.
I thought the show was fantastic Gordy, Marvin and Michael Jackson knocked it out the park and the dancing to 'War' was fantastic. But agree with the others theatre is awful. Awful seats very hot no air conditioning and trying to get drinks was a nightmare. The amount of money paid by people deserves more comfort. Move Motown to a better theatre!!!
went to see the show on 15th Oct. Very average and wouldn't want to go and see it again. Sound was poor and singing/acting and story very average.
Went and saw what I consider to be the Best Motown Story Live Ever.yes I also think the Grand Circle is to cramped and there is a jobs worth of a member of staff who shouts at anybody who goes near the front rail and anybody who have been knows there is no room what so ever.I was glad at half time to be able to stretch my legs a little only to be shouted at by this jobs worth.
Getting back to the Show it's Fantastic Brilliant Voices and Fantastic Individual Performancies,Young Micheal Jackson is a Brilliant Talent for the Future..Motown Lovers Go and see it.
The show was out of this world if you havent seen the show you are missing something brilliant.
Thought the show was very good, there was a lot that I expected in there that wasn't but obviously limited time. As others have said, the Shaftsbury theatre was awful, cramped, unbearably hot, so much so that it really did detract from our enjoyment of the show, not sure I would go back . I really think they need to look at some sort of ventilation.
I went to the show Tuesday 6th September,7.30 performance. My expectation of this show was HUGE . It was poorly organised, a kind man from your staff got a drink of water,very kind.Waiting areas were small, slow service. i eventually got served for a drink, then waited ages for a programme & Mug. Finally got to our seats, very uncomfortable, a person behind sneezed over my head ! Lady in front kept bobbing around ,really annoying .i thought the story was poor, the actors were poor,apart from the guy playing Berry Gordy. Hardly any reference to ASHFORD & SIMPSON who are probably the greatest songwriters,in my opinion. Theatre was extremely hot & humid, very little AIR CONDITIONING. It was my first visit to the theatre in London, i was so disappointed, after all the hype for this show! In the USA , it no longer runs on Broadway,maybe people got like me, i don't know. For such a Music Label it deserved so much better. I have been to Philadelphia Records, Kenny Gamble is a Legend with Leon Huff & Thom Bell.
know after this experience, it will be a long time,if ever , i go to a west end show again. A very disappointed Customer.
I went to see the show with my son who is 25 and we both loved it and felt they did the telling of the story during that time very well. If you love Motown music you won't be disappointed. Loved the Barry Gordy actor and Diana Ross's character. the both had the best voice ranges. The political element and racism they faced during the 60's was handled well and would have educated an new audience in understanding the struggles and what things they faced just trying to feed their families.... Have and will continue to recommend the show.
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