REVIEW ROUND-UP: Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre

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This latest musical to hit the West End follows the the career of Berry Gordy and the creation of Motown Records. But is it a hit? It’s currently booking at the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre until February 2017.

The Guardian: ** Michael Billington found : “It’s a fascinating rags-to-riches story but this version leaves all the key questions unanswered.”

The Telegraph: **** Dominic Cavendish was more enthusiastic writing: “the show moves beyond being a welcome nostalgia fest and becomes an urgent rallying cry for us all to rediscover our Motown mojo.”

London Theatre.co.uk: **** Mark Shenton commented that: “it is thrilling to see so much exceptional talent on one stage.”

WhatsOnStage: ** Michael Coveney summed the production up by saying: “Motown The Musical comes across as a muddled vanity exercise.”

British Theatre.com: ***** Douglas Mayo described the show as: “a joyous, exuberant celebration of life, of challenge and ultimately of success.”

Radio Times: Tony Peters wrote: “It doesn’t break any artistic boundaries, but it’s energetic, colourful and there’s no denying the quality of the music. ”

The Stage: “Motown the Musical may just be the ultimate jukebox musical.”

Motown: The Musical is booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre until February 2017. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk. 

 

 

 

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.
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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.

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