Ain't Too Proud (West End)
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Ain't Too Proud (West End)

Ain't Too Proud (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(328 Ratings)
Members say
Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing, Clever

About the Show

The biographical musical charting the rise of the 60s vocal group The Temptations.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (310)

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61 Reviews | 8 Followers
Riveting, Must see, Epic, Great singing

See it if You love a biopic show with great singing

Don't see it if You aren’t into mowtown

164 Reviews | 24 Followers
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love biopic musicals with lots of heart and emotions

Don't see it if your expecting the classic style of musical

129 Reviews | 3 Followers
Joyous, High energy, Timeless music, Banging dance moves, Exciting

See it if you want to celebrate the story of the Temptations With success comes problems...& music that becomes a global phenomenon! Amazing cast!

Don't see it if the music of Motown is not your genre. Show contains references of substance abuse.

95 Reviews | 3 Followers
Riveting, Exhilirating, Relevant, Great singing, Energetic

See it if you want a juke box musical with great singing and dancing which also tells an historic story with much to ponder

Don't see it if you don't like Motown style music Read more

98 Reviews | 3 Followers
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you enjoy Motown, and uplifting songs with a talented cast. The show follows the Temptations in a musical fun way.

Don't see it if If you don’t like uplifting musicals with talented cast members

161 Reviews | 27 Followers
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love The Temptations enough to see a biopic about them. This is excellently sung and the choreography is spot on. A fun night out!

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy jukebox musicals, Motown, or biopic musicals in the style of Jersey Boys.

123 Reviews | 172 Followers
Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a glitzy jukebox musical full of songs you know and love

Don't see it if you are more in the mood for something original or plot-driven Read more

68 Reviews | 4 Followers
Moving, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like uplifting, entertaining musicals that are based on true stories.

Don't see it if Motown isn't your favourite genre of music.

Critic Reviews (11)

The Guardian (UK)
April 21st, 2023

"The narrative in Dominique Morisseau’s book, which should bring these men to life, feels so skating, sketchy and divorced from the songbook that the production feels hollowed of an emotional centre. Rarely has a show of its kind felt more like a jukebox musical by numbers."
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The Telegraph (UK)
April 21st, 2023

"Impeccably choreographed, beautifully staged and exquisitely sung, this Motown fable is one jukebox musical that's definitely worth a look"
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The Times (UK)
April 21st, 2023

"There are still too many clichés and not enough of the group’s trademark choreography. At least Matt Smith, the music director, has assembled a first-rate band that gets a chance to emerge from the shadows in the finale. But it’s still not enough to set you dancing in the streets."
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London Theatre
April 21st, 2023

“The performance of these songs is utterly electrifying. The cast perfectly match The Temptations’ polished R&B harmonies, and Sergio Trujillo’s choreography is an inspired combination of the group’s authentic original moves, but with a contemporary update.”
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April 21st, 2023

"Here's one that is a couple of hours of unalloyed pleasure, and that deserves to be a great big fat popular hit."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
April 21st, 2023

"Flawless production value and a great story are all part of what makes this special but let’s be special – there is one reason to see this show in particular and that is the truly exceptional cast... 'Ain’t Too Proud' is a fitting addition to The Temptations’ legacy and everyone involved with this masterpiece really should be proud."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
April 21st, 2023

Ain’t Too Proud might not have all the ingredients that musicals like Motown and Jersey Boys do, but it does showcase the music fantastically well. If you want to know more about the life and times of The Temptations, you might need to fill in the gaps for yourself but otherwise, just sit back and enjoy the gorgeous sounds of these Motown classics.
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The Arts Desk
April 22nd, 2023

“...this is a production that doesn’t fit its venue, lets its audience down by failing to trust them on the tough stuff and takes the easier staging option too frequently.”
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