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Motown The Musical - Edinburgh Playhouse

Updated: Mar 10

Wow, still on a high after having the privilege of attending Motown The Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse last night. What a performance! Captivating and entertaining the whole way through. The musical captured the history and drama of the time, in this spectacular performance including hits from the Supremes, the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, the Jackson 5, and many more! I enjoyed it so much, I would love to see it again. If you haven't booked yet, here's what you are missing.

Motown The Musical - Edinburgh Playhouse

The hit musical is making its Scottish debut at the Edinburgh Playhouse until December 8th.

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

Did you know with just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and many more. Motown the Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. The Company. ©Tristram Kenton


The show features a talented and skilled cast including Edward Baruwa in the leading role of ‘Berry Gordy’, Karis Anderson as ‘Diana Ross’, Nathan Lewis as ‘Smokey Robinson’ and Shak Gabbidon-Williams as ‘Marvin Gaye’.

Edward Baruwa’s previous credits include the West End productions of “Motown the Musical” at The Shaftesbury Theatre, “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre, “Five Guys Named Moe” at the Marble Arch Theatre, and the UK Tour of “Sister Act”.