play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel

Dancing In The Streets

This show has now closed, however you may also be interested in:

About the Show Less...

A celebration of the greatest Motown hits. Read More >

Dancing In The StreetsIn the early 1960s, in a town called Detroit, local kids were looking for a form of expression that they could call their own. They found it at the Motown Hitsville studio. In 1959, Berry Gordy, a successful songwriter with his first big hit, Reet Petite, with Detroit born Jackie Wilson under his belt, decided to form his own record company and so, in a timber frame bungalow at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Tamla Motown Records was born.

Over the years, Motown has become synonymous with some of the greatest names in black soul music – the Four Tops, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson Five, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Commodores, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross and the Supremes – the list is endless.

Dancing In The Streets celebrates the best of Motown with hits like: I Heard It Through The Grape Vine, Baby Love, My Girl, I’ll Be There, Please Mr Postman, Tears Of A Clown and, of course, the title song itself.

The show is directed by Keith Strachan, designed by Sean Cavanagh, with choreography by Carole Todd. It is presented by Paul Walden & Derek Nicol for Flying Music, the team behind The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas.

Looking to see some musical theatre? Find out more about London musicals.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 01/08/2006

Closing Night: 14/07/2007

Running time: 2h45

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Sharn Adela, James Bellamy, Courtney Buchanan, Ryan Chandler, Robert Grose, Divine Harrison, Adrian Hansel, Paul Hazel, Siam Hurlock, Paula Kay, Janet Kumah, Chris Murrell, Donna Odain, Ray Shell, Mark Vincent


Director - Keith Strachan

Producer - Flying Music

Designer - Sean Cavanagh

About Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE

Unlike film, there is currently no official age classification organisation for theatre. All age recommendations are subjective and should be interpreted as guidelines unless otherwise stated. It's the responsibility of the patron to judge the show’s suitability in advance of purchase. We recommend contacting us at if you are in any doubt.