The highly anticipated Motown the Musical is heading to Stoke-on-Trent this May – here’s all the details

Soak up a piece of musical history with Motown the Musical in Stoke-on-Trent this May. Find out more below.

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Motown The Musical, UK Tour is heading to Stoke-on-Trent. ©Tristram Kenton

The soul train will be stopping by Stoke-on-Trent this May as the hotly anticipated Motown the Musical continues its mega UK and Ireland tour. 

Starring Edward Baruwa in the leading role of ‘Berry Gordy’, Motown the Musical is the story of the Motown Records owner’s rise to fame as a pioneer of soul music in the 60s. 

Discovering the likes of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more along the way, Motown the Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation. 

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Also starring Karis Anderson as ‘Diana Ross’, Nathan Lewis as ‘Smokey Robinson’ and Shak Gabbidon-Williams as ‘Marvin Gaye’.

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Karis Anderson as Diana Ross and Edward Baruwa as Berry Gordy. Photo Tristram Kenton.

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.

Charles Randolph-Wright, Director of “Motown the Musical” says: “I am so thrilled that we have been able to find this incredible cast of British artists for the UK tour of Motown the Musical. Their talent has astounded us all, as they embody the soul of Motown and capture the energy and essence of those iconic artists. We are so excited to bring this show to cities across the UK and can’t wait to begin. Get ready!”

Motown the Musical plays at The Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent from Tuesday May 21 to Saturday June 1. Tickets are available from £13 from the Regent Theatre Box Office or by calling 0844 871 7649.

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