Back To The 60s as Motown The Musical Plays Cardiff

Back To The 60s as Motown The Musical Plays Cardiff

The greatest hits of Tamla Motown will play Wales Millennium Centre later this month as Motown The Musical takes to the stage.

Edward Baruwa will play the leading role of ‘Berry Gordy’, while Karis Anderson will star as  ‘Diana Ross’, Nathan Lewis will play ‘Smokey Robinson’ and Shak Gabbidon-Williams will play ‘Marvin Gaye’. 

The story follows Motown founder Berry Gordy, who with just $800 borrowed from his family, 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.

Motown The Musical recaptures the sounds of The Temptations at Wales Millennium Centre. Photo Tristram Kenton.

Motown The Musical recaptures the sounds of The Temptations at Wales Millennium Centre. Photo Tristram Kenton.

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.

  • Motown The Musical runs at Wales Millennium Centre from March 26 until April 6, 2019. Visit wmc.org.uk for ticket details.

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