“With velvet smooth harmonies, do not miss this incredible cast”.
The Prince Edward Theatre is the home of the new West End musical Ain’t Too Proud that tells the story of the Motown sensation The Temptations and their succession of 25 members that have formed the line-up since their formation in the 1960s.
Ain’t Too Proud is your archetypal jukebox musical where the songs are used to illuminate what was happening in the band’s history. The original young men who formed The Temptations were born and raised in the southern states of the USA with its inbuilt racism. The boys are keen to sing their way to the top, and cross over to be listened to and played by the white populous. They have to work hard to achieve success, eventually being signed by the Motown bosses. However, the increase in fame and popularity, not least with the touring life-style, takes its toll on each member’s life.