The smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical AIN’T TOO PROUD – The Life and Times of The Temptations, will bring the incredible true story of the greatest R&B group of all time to the West End. Reuniting many of the award-winning creative team behind the musical Jersey Boys TONY Award-winning choreography and Grammy Award-winning music tell a thrilling story of brotherhood, loyalty and betrayal set to the beat of the group’s most treasured hits, including 'My Girl', 'Just My Imagination', 'Get Ready', 'Papa Was a Rolling Stone' and so many more. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, THE TEMPTATIONS rose to the top of the charts with a staggering 42 Top-Ten Hits and 14 Number Ones. The rest is history. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown Catalogue and based on the book, The Temptations, by Otis Williams with Patricia Romanowski. AIN’T TOO PROUD has a book by Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau and reunites two-time Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff with Tony and Olivier Award winning choreographer Sergio Trujilio, whose previous collaborations include the Tony Award winning hit show Jersey Boys. Come to London's Prince Edward Theatre and experience the sound of genius in the making.
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations tells the remarkable true story of the vocal group from Detroit, Michegan that sang and danced their way to national fame. During a period of civil unrest in the US, The Temptations weathered many storms that threatened to tear the group apart and tested their brotherhood to its limits. Ain’t Too Proud brings you along on their journey.
Experience every twist and turn live on stage, set to a soundtrack of songs selected from the band’s 42 Top Ten Hits and brought alive by electrifying, Tony-winning choreography. . Ain’t Too Proud is a musical experience not to be missed.
Five guys. One dream. And a sound that would make music history.
On the streets of Detroit, two rival vocal groups produce one of the most extraordinary acts in music history. With breath-taking harmonies, infectious dance moves and a whole lot of charm, The Temptations are ready to take the music world by storm. Ain’t Too Proud brings their story to the stage as they prepare to tackle the music industry.
But America in the 1960s is an uncertain place, and the civil unrest running rife throughout the nation is felt even as The Temptations sing on. With personal and political conflicts threatening the fabric of the group, can The Temptations continue to soar to even higher heights? Or will it all come crashing down?
Ain’t Too Proud is a thrilling theatrical tale of music, brotherhood, found family – and betrayal.
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations boasts an impressive creative team. The show has a book by Dominique Morisseau, winner of many playwriting awards and author of plays such as The Detroit Project, Skeleton Crew and Paradise Blue. It’s also based on the book The Temptations by Otis Williams, founder and sole surviving member of The Temptations. Williams also acted as an executive producer.
Ain’t Too Proud has Tony-winning choreography by Sergio Trujillo, whose extensive Broadway resume boasts shows such as On Your Feet, Guys And Dolls and Jersey Boys. Two-time Tony award-winner Des McAnuff directs, known for his work on Broadway productions such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys And Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Casting is still yet to be announced.
Ain’t Too Proud takes its soundtrack from many of The Temptations’ most beloved recordings, bringing The Legendary Motown Catalogue to life onstage. The show is packed full of Motown classics such as ‘My Girl’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, ‘Shout’, ‘Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone’ and ‘I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)’.
Wind back the clock and experience the impossible – The Temptations reunited onstage once again. The hype surrounding this huge new production is immense, so make sure to grab your tickets when Ain’t Too Proud hits the West End stage.