In the early 1960s, in a town called Detroit, local kids were looking for a form of expression they 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 then, 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, now in its third sensational year in the West End.
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