Ain’t Too Proud
Book Ain’t Too Proud tickets to enjoy the story and soul of Motown legends The Temptations
The rhythms of “My Girl”, “Just My Imagination” and more of The Temptations’ greatest hits blast from the Prince Edward Theatre in 2023, as hit jukebox musical Ain’t Too Proud makes a dazzling West End debut.
Following the Motown legends from humble beginnings in Detroit all the way to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Ain’t Too Proud reveals the true story behind the sharp dance moves and slick harmonies that earned The Temptations 14 Number Ones. Brotherhood, betrayals and perseverance to succeed all feature in this exhilarating musical, set to the sounds of just some of the group’s 42 Top Ten Hits.
The musical was a Broadway sensation between 2019 and 2022 and was nominated for 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, eventually winning for Best Choreography. .
Ain’t Too Proud features music and lyrics from The Temptations’ iconic Motown catalog, with a book by US playwright Dominique Morriseau (Skeleton Crew). Director Des McAnuff is a pro in the world of irresistible jukebox hits, with his previous work including Jersey Boys and The Who’s Tommy.
The musical has scenic design by Robert Brill, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy, production design by Peter Nigrini, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, choreography by Sergio Trujillo, orchestration by Harold Wheeler and music supervision by Kenny Seymour.
Casting for Ain’t Too Proud in the West End includes Cameron Bernard Jones (The Wiz) as Melvin Franklin, Kyle Cox (Elf) as Paul Williams, Sifiso Mazibuko (Hamilton) as Otis Williams, Tosh Wanogho-Maud (The Drifters Girl) as David Ruffin and Mitchell Zhangazha (Dear Evan Hansen) as Eddie Kendricks.
If you’re a fan of soul music and Motown, Ain’t Too Proud should rocket to the top of your wish list; this sizzling jukebox musical will sweep you off your feet and have you humming all the way home.
Age recommendations for Ain’t Too Proud are to be confirmed.