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Shaftesbury Theatre

Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue

Seating Plan


(5mins) Turn right onto New Oxford Street (past the Dominion) for 200 metres, and then turn right onto Shaftesbury Avenue, where the theatre will be on your left 100 metres down.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars based on 105 review(s)


Latest Review: "Really enjoyed this show.We love Motown anyway but the story of Motown including the racis..."

With so many top notch jukebox musicals in town, the West End is the best place to be if you want to celebrate some of the best music of the last century. For audiences at the Shaftesbury Theatre, they will no doubt be turning their attentions to this awe-inspiring musical that celebrates all things Motown!

Motown The Musical wowed audiences in New York when it first appeared on Broadway and later appeared at other venues across the United States, but now it is the turn of audiences in London’s West End to get a look-in as it runs at the Shaftesbury Theatre with American director Charles Randolph-Wright at the helm.

The Motown record label launched the careers of some of the biggest names of the 20th century and it is their work that is celebrated in this fantastic musical. It does this by retelling the story of Berry Gordy, the man behind Motown. He started out with little but he eventually became the man who discovered some big names like Stevie Wonder. The story is told in flashback and, in the 1950s, we learn how Gordy went from a man with a dream to a man with a legendary story.

And as he discovered some big name we witness performances of hit songs like Where Did Our Love Go, Please Mr Postman, Dancing In The Street and more.

Director Charles Randolph-Wright has been behind some of New York’s biggest shows and has not only enjoyed a stage career but has also written and produced for the screen as well. As a theatre director he has put together the likes of Senor Discretion Himself, Sophisticated Ladies and the high profile revival of Guys and Dolls, among others. Meanwhile, he also wrote plays like The Night Is A Child.

And as the original director of Motown The Musical on Broadway, audiences are in safe hands when they head to the West End to witness the next leg in the journey for this unforgettable show..

Motown The Musical joins other jukebox musicals like Thriller Live and Jersey Boys in the capital as it runs at the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre.

Did You Know?

• The cast includes Cedric Neal in the lead role of Berry Gordy alongside Kayi Ushe as Marvin Gaye, David Albury as Smokey Robinson and Lucy St Louis as Diana Ross (correct as of September 2017).
• There are also ensemble cast members consisting of KM Drew Boateng, Vanessa Fisher, Samuel Edwards and Ryan Carter (correct as of September 2017).
• The famous songs of Motown The Musical include Please Mr Postman, Bye Bye Baby, Dancing In The Street, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Where Did Our Love Go and I Want You Back, amongst many others.
• The show premiered in 2013 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway. It ran there until early 2015.

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 22nd June 2018
Booking Until: Saturday, 5th January 2019
Show Schedule
Mon: 7.30pm
Tue: 7.30pm
Wed: 7.30pm
Thu: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
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