Dancing in the Streets, New Theatre

LOVERS of soul music will have a great night at this show. The cast of Dancing in the Streets all took on the mantle of the performers from this era, paying homage to the hit factory of Motown and a true celebration of black music.

The terrific atmosphere was helped along by the witty compere, who I think went by the name of Mercy, who linked each performance with a history of the songs and performers on the Motown label.

A lively Please Mr Postman by the Marvelettes was followed by timeless hit after hit - Bernadette, Once in My Life, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted and Tears of a Clown had the audience rocking in the aisles.

Dressed in clothes from the 60s/70s The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, Commodores and of course Stevie Wonder took to the stage to belt out the hits.

The band led by director and musical supervisor Keith Strachan were just superb and the whole company should by rightly proud of themselves for putting on such a great show.

It truly is a celebration of the Motown era which ended with the whole company performing the title of the show, Dancing in the Streets. If you loved the classic hits of the time then be sure to go along. You won't be disappointed.

Dancing in the Streets runs til Saturday, May 12 daily at 7.30pm until Thursday, with two shows a day on Friday and Saturday at 5.30pm and 8.30m.

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