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Extensions for Motown The Musical and People, Places And Things in the West End

Tuesday, 16th Feb 2016

Two of the West End’s shows have announced their latest booking extensions over the weekend. Both are upcoming productions that are yet to officially begin performances in the capital, but interest has clearly been high enough for new dates to be announced already.

Both Motown the Musical and People, Places And Things open next month at the Shaftesbury and Wyndham’s Theatre and they have extended to February 2017 and June 2016 respectively.

Motown The Musical celebrates the famous Detroit music form and whilst it has already begun previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre its official opening does not take place until Tuesday 8th March 2016.

The show has been penned by Berry Gordy, considered The Father of Motown, as we take a look back at the rise of the popular label, beginning with a celebration in the 1980s and going back in time to the 1950s, whilst we hear well known songs such as Please Mr Postman, Bye Bye Baby, Do You Love Me and more.

But clearly audiences have already responded to the show in the West End, much like it did in the United States when it opened there three years ago. As a result, the production is now booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre to Saturday 18th February 2017.

Meanwhile, whilst People, Places and Things hasn’t started previews at the Wyndham’s Theatre, it has previously been seen in London when it was staged at the Dorfman National Theatre last year.

The story follows Emma (Denise Gough), an actress in her 30s who has entered rehab in an attempt to turn her life around, exploring the consequences and causes of addiction in the process.

Gough previously appeared at the Wyndham’s Theatre in As You Like It and has also starred in productions like Six Characters In Search Of An Author at the Gielgud Theatre. She appears in this production under the direction of Jeremy Herrin.

People, Places And Things begins previews at the Wyndham’s Theatre on Tuesday 15th March 2016 and thanks to the new booking extension, audiences can now choose performances up to Saturday 18th June 2016.

Bronwen Morgan
Bronwen Morgan Bronwen is our theatre show aficionado with a real passion for musicals. She regularly visits the theatre as part of her role here at Box Office to help with our latest news and social media updates. Originally from Scotland, Bronwen has seen shows in the US as well as the UK.