Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury theatre

Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP
Telephone Bookings: +44 20 7492 1566

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