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The Jacksons surprise Motown The Musical

First Published 16 June 2017, Last Updated 16 June 2017

Jackie and Tito Jackson made a surprise visit to Motown The Musical last night, joining the cast of the show on stage for a spectacular finale.

At the end of the performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre, the Jacksons met with the hit musical’s Raphael Higgins-Humes, Samuel Nicholas, Jay Perry, Simon Ray Harvey and Wilson Kiiru, who play The Jackson Five in the show, along with Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St Louis (Diana Ross). 

Motown The Musical's Jackson Five and Lucy St Louis (Diana Ross) with Jackie Jackson and Tito Jackson (Photo: Craig Sugden)

Motown The Musical’s Jackson Five and Lucy St Louis (Diana Ross) with Jackie Jackson and Tito Jackson (Photo: Craig Sugden)

Gordy historically signed The Jackson Five to Motown records in 1969 when they released their debut album Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five, which included number 1 hits I Want You Back and Who’s Lovin’ You, and last night saw the introduction of the original Motown legends to their West End counterparts.

With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, the production features a sixteen-piece 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’s production tells the story behind the classic hits.

Raphael Higgins-Humes (Young Michael Jackson) and the cast of Motown The Musical with Jackie Jackson and Tito Jackson (Photo: Craig Sugden)

Raphael Higgins-Humes (Young Michael Jackson) and the cast of Motown The Musical with Jackie Jackson and Tito Jackson (Photo: Craig Sugden)

Motown The Musical is currently booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 24 February 2018.

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