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Rebecca Pizzey

Editorial assistant

Motown the Musical to tour

10:29, 17th January 2018

Motown the Musical is to embark on a major UK and Ireland tour, it was this morning announced.

Beginning its tour in Birmingham this autumn, the production will then go to on to Leeds, Edinburgh, Bristol, Dublin, Manchester and Cardiff. Motown will continue to run at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End, with bookings currently until 5 January 2019.

Berry Gordy, who founded the Motown record label, said: ‘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.’

Casting and further dates are yet to be announced, but the confirmed tour dates are:

  • Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre: 11 October – 3 November 2018
  • Leeds Grand Theatre: 6-17 November 2018
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 20 November – 8 December 2018
  • Bristol Hippodrome: 10 January – 2 February 2019
  • Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin: 5-23 February 2019
  • Manchester Opera House: 26 February – 23 March 2019
  • Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff: 26 March – 6 April 2019
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