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Issue:- Saturday, 21 November 2015

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Magic of Motown UK Tour heads to Southport

JUST in case you did not know, on Saturday, 28 November 2015, the fantastic show:- 'Magic of Motown' will be onstage at Southport Theatre, Promenade, Southport.

Celebrating 50 years of UK number 1 hit singles, the Magic of Motown brings its '2015 Reach Out® Tour'  is not to be missed... With fantastic songs like:- 'Stop in the Name of Love', 'I Can't Help Myself', 'Tracks of My Tears' and 'It's the Same Old Song' rocketed artists like the Supremes, The Four Tops, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles to the top of the singles charts in 1965, says show producer Michael Taylor. "Incredibly, 100 more No1s followed worldwide. The Magic of Motown 2015 Reach Out Tour brings to the stage 36 of these chart toppers back to back in 1 critically acclaimed production."

Direct from the USA, The Magic of Motown promises 5 star performances that will authentically revive the style and sophistication of everyone's favourite musical legends.  "This year we're proud to announce that the show will include more number one hits than ever before." says Michael.

Classic hits from the Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and The Supremes are packed into the two-hour spectacular. "As well as dazzling dance moves and glittering costumes galore, the elusive, authentic sound is recreated by our incredible band."  says Michael.

The group, especially put together for the show, celebrate their 12th year together on this tour.  "In their capable hands, you can guarantee that the score will be, with a nod to the great Stevie Wonder; uptight; alright and out of sight!" says Michael,

In 1965 Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations crossed the Atlantic for a UK-wide tour of ABC, Odeon and Gaumont theatres which began the process of the artistes becoming musical phenomena on these shores.

To mark the occasion, The Magic of Motown brings an all-new production for 2015 to the stage with a 100 date nationwide tour.

Male lead in the show Andre Lejaune promises many new numbers added to the show's already hit packed score.  "Come and celebrate 50 years of number one hits.  With the Reach Out 2015 Tour, the magic of Motown is truly coming to Town." says Michael.


If you do not know what the show is all about, the Magic of Motown revives all time favourites like:- 'Stop in the Name of Love'; 'Dancing in the Street'; 'My Guy'; 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'; 'This Old Heart of Mine'; 'I Heard it Through the Grapevine'; 'Endless Love'; 'All Night Long'; 'Heatwave'; 'I'm Coming Out'; 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love'; 'Get Ready'; 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg'; 'My Girl'; 'I Want You Back'; 'I'll Be There'; 'Uptight (Everything's Alright)'; 'How Sweet it Is' and of course 'Baby Love'.

"60's classics give way to present day masterpieces from Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.  Sadly, many of the original singing legends are either no longer with us or no longer touring. The Magic of Motown is the nearest you'll get to authentically capturing their incredible musical legacy in a live show. Our young cast is able to reflect the exuberance and excitement of these songs as they were originally performed."  says show producer Michael Taylor.

Equal care is taken to reproduce the original look of the stars on stage. It was not just the music that set them apart from all other hit singers of the time. For mass market appeal, artistes' images were carefully controlled from dress and choreography, right down to their manners.

Michael says:- "Thus we've employed the services of top costume designer Claire Davis to create a fabulous selection of colourful costumes for the cast while leading man Andre Lejaune is responsible for choreographing the cast to perform the intricate dance moves for which Motown stars were famous."

With the production presenting so many shows this coming year, Michael says there will be:- "nowhere to run, nowhere to hide" to keep you away from the Magic of Motown in 2015.

to book Tickets call the Southport Theatre Box Office on:- 0844 871 3021or go to the Theatre's website.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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