Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury theatre

Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP
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Motown The Musical is the acclaimed Broadway show now playing at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre.

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now a smash-hit show!

Featuring a sixteen piece orchestra playing over 40 Motown classics such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Motown The Musical tells the fascinating story behind the hits as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack that changed America.

No other music has battered down barriers and changed lives more than Motown. And now experience the power of Motown in this major new West End musical.

Motown The Musical is currently booking until 5 January 2019 at the Shaftesbury Theatre.


With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.

Motown The Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.


The cast is led by Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy), Lucy St Louis (Diana Ross), David Albury (Smokey Robinson), Kayi Ushe (Marvin Gaye) and young actors Nana Ageyman-Bediako, Rio Myers, Tumo Reetsang and Raphael Higgins-Humes (Young Berry/Stevie/Michael).

The ensemble features KM Drew Boateng, Ryan Carter, Samuel Edwards, Vanessa Fisher, Dujonna Gift-Simms, Simon Ray Harvey, Terique Jarrett, Cameron Bernard Jones, Cleopatra Joseph, Wilson Kiiru, Natasha Leaver, Kieran McGinn, Simone Mistry-Palmer, Samuel Nicholas, Brianna Ogunbawo, Matt Overfield, Jay Perry, Timothy Quinlan, Sharon Rose, Lawrence Rowe, Ashley Samuels, Brandon Lee Sears, Carl Spencer, Alex Thomas-Smith, Cherelle Williams , Richard Taylor Woods, Michael Woolston-Thomas and Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli.


★★★★ A triumphant, lavish show. You may well see people dancing in the street – Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph
★★★★ Sleekly-designed..absolutely faultless – the ultimate jukebox musical – Mark Shenton, The Stage
The West End has never sounded so good – 
– Jamie Theakston, Heart FM
Motown arrives in the West End with the greatest soul pop music ever recorded – Dominic Maxwell, The Times
The irresistible songs deliver the best night out in London – Paul Phear, Smooth Radio


Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes



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Venue Information

Shaftesbury Theatre

Address: 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP
Nearest Underground: Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 8, 10, 14, 19, 22A, 22B, 24, 25, 29, 38, 40, 55, 73, 134, 176
Nearest car parks: Chinatown, Soho
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16 Reviews

  1. Jo
    15/04/2015 at 8:15 am — Reply

    Me & my husband saw this on Broadway and it was fantastic. Have you got any dates yet when it will come to London? Thanks

  2. Dave
    17/03/2015 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    I saw this last October in New York, it was absolutely fantastic.
    Can’t wait for it to come to London.

  3. Kelly
    05/03/2015 at 8:58 pm — Reply

    Is there any news of the mowtown musical for dates want to book as present for Mother’s Day

    • Luke Dillon
      13/05/2015 at 10:56 pm — Reply

      Looks like Motown The Musical will open at London’s Shaftesbury theatre in February 2016

  4. Catherine
    05/03/2015 at 10:59 am — Reply

    I REALLY hope it will be on when I am over in August. Please keep us posted

  5. Rosamund Dick
    11/02/2015 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    Please let me know when Motown the Musical tickets go on sale.

    • WestEndTheatre
      15/02/2015 at 3:01 pm — Reply

      Hi there, still no firm news on dates, please check back regularly for details.

  6. Ray
    12/12/2014 at 7:44 pm — Reply

    We will be flying into London in September 2015 hope it’s going to be on then I just can’t wait.Sad news about Jimmy Ruffing one of the Motown greats.

  7. Diane Mets
    02/12/2014 at 9:49 pm — Reply

    Could you please inform me on this one ? Coming to Londen 24-26/2/15. Any chance to see Motown by then ?
    thank you

    • WestEndTheatre
      08/12/2014 at 2:07 pm — Reply

      Hi Diane, we are still waiting for confirmation of dates and venue for Motown, but it is definitely coming. Follow us to Twitter @westendtheatre to hear about when booking opens.

  8. Allie
    26/11/2014 at 5:04 pm — Reply

    Hi so excited for this one, cant wait for me and my family & colleague’s to see this one. Ive already stated that we will be wanting approx 200 tickets so you can imagine im checking all the time for when they go on sale…:)

  9. Jen
    08/11/2014 at 11:56 pm — Reply

    Will tickets go on sale before Christmas by any chance!? Really want to buy them as a present for my friend!!?

  10. Jeanette
    03/11/2014 at 4:17 pm — Reply

    Can’t wait to buy tickets either, any idea when they might go on sale?

    • WestEndTheatre
      03/11/2014 at 6:49 pm — Reply

      Hi Jeanette – pleased you are excited (we are too!). There’s no news yet on dates – but we will keep you posted.

  11. Natalie white
    11/10/2014 at 6:23 pm — Reply

    We want to know as soon as tickets come available as watched this in Broadway, fantastic musical look forward to seeing it in London!!! Many thanks natalie

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