Photos: Ain’t Too Proud – stars attend opening night gala

The gala performance of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations attracted a host of stars to the Prince Edward Theatre in London’s West End last night.

Heading the guest list of the gala performance was Otis Williams from The Temptations and Shelly Berger, their manager.

Guests included actors Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill,Paddington 2), Adrian Lester (Mary Queen of Scotts, Riveria, Hustle), Pearl Mackie (BBC Doctor Who), Olivia Hallinan (Lark Rise To Candleford)& Su Pollard (Hi-de-Hi!); Sir Bob Geldof, Pete Townshend & Beverley Knight from the world of music; and Bruno Toniol (BBC Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent) & Brenda Edwards (Sister Act, Loose Women) from the entertainment world. Opening last night – the show received a mixture of reviews which you can read here.

Ain’t Too Proud is the true story of extraordinary R&B group The Temptations, following their journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The show stars Cameron Bernard Jones as Melvin Franklin, Kyle Cox as Paul Williams, Sifiso Mazibuko as Otis Williams, Tosh Wanogho-Maud as David Ruffin and Mitchell Zhangazha as Eddie Kendricks.

Ain’t Too Proud picked up the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, and follows the remarkable journey of The Temptations – from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The musical features a book by Dominique Morisseau, and reunites director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujilio following their collaboration on Jersey Boys.

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Photos: Ain’t Too Proud Gala night photos

Video: new video featuring the song Ain’t Too Proud To Beg from the West End show

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📷 Main photo: Ain't Too Proud. Bob Geldof, Otis Williams, Pete Townshend, Hugh Grant. Photo Craig Sugden

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