Motown The Musical credit Tristram Kenton

The first UK and Ireland tour of Motown The Musical will begin this October at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre.

Tickets go on sale to group bookers on Monday 29th January and on general sale on Thursday 1st February.

The London production of Motown The Musical will continue to play at the Shaftesbury Theatre where it is about to enter its third year and is currently booking until 5th January 2019.    

Synopsis: Motown The Musical

Motown The Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.   

With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright’s production features a live 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 and tells the story behind the classic hits.

Berry Gordy commented: “The UK has always been the gateway for Motown to the rest of the world.  While the West End production still continues to perform to great audiences, I’m thrilled that we are taking a second production of Motown the Musical to the rest of the UK.”

Tour dates announced so far 

Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre: 11th October - 3rd November

Leeds Grand theatre: 6th - 17th November

Edinburgh Playhouse: 20th November - 8th December

Bristol Hippodrome: 8th January - 2nd February

Bord Gais Energy Theatre: 5th - 23rd February

Manchester Opera House: 26th February - 23rd March

Wales Millennium Centre: 26th March - 6th April

Group organisers should contact their chosen theatres for information on group bookings.

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