Last night (8th March 2016), Motown the Musical officially opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Guests included Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson and Mary Wilson as well as Tracie Bennett, WEF Award winner Matt Cardle, Jade Ewen, Leon Lopez, David Furnish, Natalie Gumede, Leee John, Richard Kind, Beverley Knight, Leigh Lawson, Naughty Boy, Mica Paris, Rhydian Roberts, Jamie Theakston, Twiggy and Paula Wilcox.
With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. The show is booking to 18th February 2017. The cast of Motown the Musical is led by Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy, Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross, Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson and Sifiso Mazibuko as Marvin Gaye.
Amber Hernaman and Matt Cardle (left) & Jade Ewan and Leon Lopez (right)
Anna Williamson (left) & Berry Gordy and Lucy St Louis (right)
Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson
Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson & Beverley Knight
Berry Gordy and the cast of Motown The Musical
Cedric Neal and Berry Gordy
Cedric Neal, Lucy St Louis and producer Kevin McCollum
Jamie Theakston (left) & Cedric Neil and Berry Gordy
Cedric Neil, Lucy St Louis and Berry Gordy
Cedric Neil and Lucy St Louis (left) & Leee John (right)
Charl Brown, Smokey Robinson,Cedric Neal, Lucy St Louis, Berry Gordy, Cherelle Williams and Mary Wilson
Richard Kind (left), Tracie Bennett (centre) & Twiggy and Leigh Lawson (right)
Lucy St Louis, Berry Gordy, Mary Wilson, Cherelle Williams and Tanya Nicole Edwards
Mary Wilson (left) & Mica Paris (right)
Natalie Gumede and Raj Ghatak (left) & Paula Wilcox (right)
Photo Credit: Dan Wooller