Experience the sounds of Motown’s greatest geniuses, and book Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations on TodayTix.
The Temptations songs continue to soundtrack our lives after 60 years, and now they take centre stage in the West End. Listen to over 30 hits, including “My Girl,” “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” and the title track “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.” There are other Motown chart-toppers too — get ready for the Supremes medley.
The Ain't Too Proud musical focuses on the Temptations quintet: Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin. During the 1960s and '70s, they took over the world with their soulful sound, achieving 14 number ones and three Grammy Awards along the way.
Their story of brotherhood wasn’t always easy though: they dealt with illness, vices, and conflicts. But with their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, nothing could stop The Temptations. Get ready, ‘cause here they come!
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2 hours 40 minute (incl. interval)
March 31st, 2023
September 17th, 2023
Everyone must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Under 16s must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Under 3s will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance
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By: Dominique Morisseau
Director: Des McAnuff
Cast list: Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Sifiso Mazibuko, Mitchell Zhangazha, Cameron Bernard Jones, Kyle Cox, Evonnee Bentley-Holder, Natalia Brown, Ryan Carter, Hannah Fairclough, Christopher Gopaul, Daniel Haswell, Naomi Katiyo, Akmed Junior Khemalai, Holly Liburd, Darnell Mathew-James, Simeon Montague, Posi Morakinyo, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Michael James Stewart, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Dylan Turner and Kevin Yates
Choreography: Sergio Trujilio
Set: Robert Brill
Costume: Paul Tazewell
Lighting: Howell Binkley
Sound: Steve Canyon Kennedy
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38; (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N29, N41, N279
Car park: Chinatown (3mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Charing Cross Road until you reach the crossroads with Shaftesbury Avenue. Passing the Palace Theatre, take Langley Mow on the left and follow it on.
Otis Williams is the last surviving member of the original Motown group. He's honoured in the Ain't Too Proud musical. Not only did he collaborate with the show’s creatives, but he still tours with the Temptations today. When the show ran on Broadway, it earned 12 Tony Awards, and on Sergio Trujillo the Tony for Best Choreography. Watch out for all the slick moves during the show.
To date, 33 singers have performed under The Temptations name. Now, five West End actors add to the legacy: Tosh Wangho-Maud, Sifiso Mazibuko, Mitchell Zhangazha, Cameron Bernard Jones, and Kyle Cox.
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