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Motown musical coming to Isle of Wight

Mon 3 Sep 2012

Motown musical coming to Isle of Wight

Music lovers planning Isle of Wight holidays in the coming weeks may wish to time their trip to the Isle of Wight in order to see a Motown musical that is coming to the island.

Shanklin Theatre is set to host The Magic of Motown this October, with the event scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the musical trend.

Producer Michael Taylor told the Isle of Wight County Press that is an important time for Motown, due to the fact it is marking five decades of number one hits.

Chart-topping tracks from the likes of The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and Lionel Richie are incorporated into the show, which is sure to be an entertaining night out for those who are fans of Motown music.

Male lead Andre Lejaune explained the cast of the musical have been spending a lot of time in rehearsals in order to ensure they are ready to bring the show to the stage on the Isle of Wight next month.

"With so many new numbers added to our already hit-packed show, we needed to ensure the choreography was right on point. The show is called The Magic of Motown for a reason. It’s our job to ensure theatre-goers have a truly magical night to remember," he said.

It was noted in the report by the news provider that the musical includes 16 "sparkling costume changes and tightly choreographed dance routines", which led to the show garnering positive reviews last year.

Those who want to go to see The Magic of Motown when it is held on the Isle of Wight will need to move fast to get tickets for the show, which is taking place on October 18th.

Shanklin Theatre is one of the island's busiest venues and over the course of the coming weeks it will be hosting The Best of the West End, Freddie Starr and One Night of Elvis.

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