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 and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.
Featuring an eighteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including “My Girl”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, Motown The Musical is a musical sensation with real soul.
To summarise then, Motown the Musical is not a documentary, it is a wonderful way to once again enjoy the awesome music of the Motown label. It’s a show your parents would love and, although there is information missing, this is a show that will have you remembering some of the ultimate music for the baby boomer generation and beyond.
Review of Motown The Musical by Terry Eastham
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP
Monday – 7.30pm
Tuesday – 7.30pm
Wednesday – 7.30pm
Thursday – 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday – 7.30pm
Saturday – 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday – No Show