Carl Spencer

Motown the Musical is celebrating two years in the West End this month and will be introducing new cast members in the title roles.

The production, running at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, will welcome a new cast from 6th March led by Jay Perry as Berry Gordy, Natalie Kassanga as Diana Ross and Carl Spencer as Marvin Gaye.

They join David Albury who continues in the role of Smokey Robinson. Cruz Lee-Ojo, an 11 year old from Uxbridge, joins the company to share the roles of young Michael Jackson, young Berry Gordy and young Stevie Wonder with Tumo Reetsang, 12 years old from Southwark, London. 

The show is currently taking bookings until 5th January 2019. Later this year, a tour of Motown the Musical will play simultaneously around the UK.

Synopsis: Motown the Musical

Motown the Musical, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, tells the story behind the legendary classic hits of Motown records.

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.  

With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, the production features a 16-piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop!  In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine. 

Group information

Group booking rates are available for performances Monday to Thursday and are suitable for groups of ten plus and 40 plus.

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