MOTOWN THE MUSICAL HITS
LONDON'S SHAFTESBURY THEATRE
It began as one man's story...became everyone's music...and is
now London's hottest new show. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL follows the
legendary career of Berry Gordy and the creation of his musical empire, Motown
Records. The story begins in 1983, on the evening of the 25th anniversary
celebration of Motown, and Berry Gordy is looking back on his career. Inspired
by his childhood hero, black American boxer Joe Louis, the young Berry dreams
big, hoping one day to make people as happy and proud. After a few years
on Detroit's automobile assembly line he sets his sights on bringing a
socially-charged, racially-divided country together with music. With an $800
loan from his family, Berry founds a music making factory. Motown is born!
Berry signs a series of ground-breaking artists including Diana
Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie
Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more. But with the Vietnam War looming and America at a cultural turning
point, Berry realises the time has come to push for something bigger than he
ever dreamed of, to make music that could get the whole world moving to the
THE MUSICAL tells the thrilling tale of the man who broke
barriers and fought against the odds to define the sound of a generation -
complete with the ups and downs of the personal relationships, the professional
struggles, and - of course - the music that made history. Discover the story
behind the beat that changed minds, touched lives and took the world by
storm. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL shows how one label and its roster of
legendary artists created the soundtrack that transformed America and
gave the world a new musical vocabulary - the Motown Sound. With over 40 classic
songs such as 'My Girl,' 'What's Going On,' 'Dancing in the Street,' 'I Heard
It Through The Grapevine' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough,' this explosive
event is the next chapter of Motown's incredible history - and an experience
you'll never forget.BROADWAY’S SMASH HIT MAGIC SPECTACULAR!
'Brain-Bendingly Spectacular' - Daily Telegraph
THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLETM - the world's best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries - comes to London's West End for the first time, starring the UK's hottest magician Jamie Raven.
Fresh from Britain's Got Talent, where he captivated the British public with his unique magic tricks, Jamie Raven joins this ground breaking spectacular showcasing the dazzling talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS is a fast-paced and wildly entertaining show, featuring seven of the world's greatest magicians. Full of hilarious magic tricks and death-defying stunts, THE ILLUSIONISTS mesmerises audiences of all ages. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most successful magic show in Broadway's history, where families have flocked to see mind-blowing magic, jaw-dropping sleight of hand and acts of breath-taking wonder. The blockbuster theatrical show has also shattered box office records and dazzled audiences around the world. Now THE ILLUSIONISTS is coming to captivate London.
EXCLUSIVE: LONDON MEET THE MAGIC PACKAGE
Enhance an evening at the spectacular The
Illusionists show in the heart of London's West End with the official 'Meet and
Greet Package' and experience the magic up-close with the cast. Click here to find out more or book now!
THE ILLUSIONISTS features a cast of seven magical superheroes including:
The Magician, Jamie Raven. The runner-up in Britain's
Got Talent 2015, Jamie's first audition for the smash hit ITV show has been
watched by 10 million people on YouTube, to date, and he wowed audiences of over
13 million during the live final last month. This is his West End debut.
The Escapologist, Andrew Basso. Italy's star escape
artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world's
most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform
Houdini's famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers
The Inventor, Kevin James. Known for innovative
illusions, Kevin is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and
unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and
has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century
The Deductionist, Colin Cloud. A forensic mind reader
and the closest thing in the universe to the real life Sherlock Holmes. Mixing
mind magic and brain science he'll leave you convinced he's a mystical savant
with the hypnotic powers of a calculated angel. He's potentially the most
dangerous man in the world. Luckily, he's on our side.
The Warrior, Ben Blaque. One of the only performers
on earth to attempt this type of stage performance, Ben Blaque has dazzled
crowds across this world with his completely unique display of archery and
The Manipulator, Den Den. A
master of manipulation, Den Den is the magician of the moment, having risen to
fame very quickly amongst his peers. He was recently awarded the
prestigious ‘Gold Medal Award of Honor' by the Society of American Magicians,
the highest award from the S.A.M, which has gone to only one magician before
The Trickster, David Williamson. Watch him closely as
his sleight of hand talents are something to behold - or not! You might have
seen him featured on Masters of Illusion and ABC's, Champions of Magic. Don't
be fooled by his appearance - The Trickster will get you every time!
Please note: Tickets for the performance on Sunday 15th November at 7.00pm are no longer available.
For more production information please visit http://theillusionistslive.com/ or for a taster of the show, visit the YouTube channel