Motown The Musical will embark on a major UK and Ireland tour, stopping in Manchester for a run at Manchester Opera House in February 2019.

Whilst the London production of Motown the Musical continues to run at the Shaftesbury Theatre, where it will shortly enter its third year, the producers behind the show are set to take it on a major tour.

The Tony Award nominated Motown The Musical features music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and boasts 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, telling the story behind the classic hits.

Speaking about the musical and tour, Motown founder Berry Gordon commented, “The UK has always been the gateway for Motown to the rest of the world.  While the west end production still continues to perform to great audiences, I’m thrilled that we are taking a second production of Motown the Musical to the rest of the UK.”

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.

Where and when is Motown The Musical performed in Manchester?

Motown The Musical runs at Manchester Opera House from 26 February until 23 March 2019.

When do tickets go on sale for Motown The Musical at Manchester Opera House

Tickets for Motown The Musical go on sale on Friday 16 March.