Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
Dancing in the Streets has extended its run
by a further three-and-a-half months - to April 22, 2006.
Previously Posted: Not only has Dancing
in the Streets extended its booking period by eight weeks
- to January 7, 2006 - but producers have confirmed that a special
Christmas version will run from November 21, 2005.
As well as the usual line-up of Motown hits, the seasonal show
will feature festive classics such as White Christmas, Santa
Claus Is Coming To Town and Silent Night.
Matinee performances have been re-scheduled from Fridays to Wednesdays
during this final six week period.
Previously Posted: Following its 35-venue UK tour, Dancing
in the Streets, a celebration of Motown's greatest hits,
will open at the Cambridge Theatre in London's
West End on July 12, 2005 - previews from July 7.
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.
All of which, is a far cry from 1959 when songwriter, Berry Gordy
formed his own record company, Tamla Motown Records, in a timber-frame
bungalow in Detroit. But the rest, as they say, is history.
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, Where Did Our Love Go? Please
Mr Postman, ABC, You Can't Hurry Love, Tears of a Clown and,
of course, the title song itself.
The Motown musical is directed by Keith Strachan and produced
by Flying Music, the team responsible for The
Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas.
Prior to Dancing in the Streets, Something
Wicked This Way Comes, featuring illusionist and mind-reader
Derren Brown, runs for a limited period, from May 31 - June 18,