Highlights of Young Vic artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah’s programme for 2020 include Cush Jumbo making her Young Vic debut as Hamlet and Academy Award-nominee Ruth Negga as Portia in Marina Carr’s haunting play Portia Coughlan.
Big of voice and oh so slick in presentation, the West End production of Motown the Musical – which is now on UK tour through 2019 and pausing at the Edinburgh Playhouse for a three-week run – was everything I had expected.
Motown The Musical has a strangely conceived storyline but is carried along on a wave of wonderful music.
This weekend the West End production of Motown the Musical will celebrate its second birthday at the Shaftesbury Theatre and from 6 March 2018 the West End cast will be led by Jay Perry as Berry Gordy, Natalie Kassanga as Diana Ross and Carl Spencer as Marvin Gaye.
There is something irresistible about the music of Motown. No matter what age you are, chances are that you have encountered or listened to it at least once and this show manages to recapture the spirit and era in which it was most appreciated and loved.