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The cast of Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre (Photo: Tristram Kenton)

The cast of Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre (Photo: Tristram Kenton)

Mousetrap Theatre Projects present Motown musical Relaxed Performance

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 7 January 2019

Motown The Musical will play a Relaxed Performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre later this month, presented by Mousetrap Theatre Projects in collaboration with Adam Spiegel Productions.

The performance, which takes place on Tuesday 22 January at 6.30pm, will be specially designed for families with one or more children with special needs. It is an ideal opportunity for people with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs who require a more relaxed environment.

A true fans’ favourite, Motown The Musical tells the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy, who launched the careers of the likes of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations – and more.

The 9th Relaxed Performance hosted by Mousetrap Theatre Projects will offer tickets to the spectacular show at a specially reduced price: children’s tickets range from £3 – £10, and adults’ tickets from £6 – £20.

The cast of Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre (Photo: Tristram Kenton)The cast of Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre (Photo: Tristram Kenton)

Prior to attending the performance, all families will be sent support materials, including an education pack that explores the themes and characters in the musical, a ‘Visual Story’ and a ‘Sensory Synopsis’. These resources will help families prepare for their trip to Motown The Musical to ensure that the full theatre experience is as enjoyable as possible for the whole family. The education pack also recommends convenient travel routes and restaurants nearby to the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Mousetrap Theatre Projects also has a dedicated Relaxed Performance Administrator, Bryony Relf, who will assist families attending the performance. There will also be fully trained staff and volunteers at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 22 January to assist families.

Susan Whiddington, Director of Mousetrap Theatre Projects, said, “We are delighted to offer this fantastic musical to families with children with special needs. We know how much these performances mean to families who otherwise would be unable to enjoy spectacular West End shows.”

Applications for tickets to the performance are available through the Mousetrap Theatre Projects website.

You can find out about more Access performances in our Access section.

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