Dancing in the Streets
By Clive Davis for The Times
YES, it’s only a juke-box musical, and, yes, the West End has already seen more than enough of them. But when the juke-box is as potent as this, the usual reservations can be laid to one side. As a celebration of the Motown era, Dancing in the Streets has enough verve and unabashed high spirits to win over all but the most curmudgeonly audiences.
For most of the first half, you may find yourself wishing that Alan Strachan’s show — from the same stable as that tacky Sinatra-fest The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas — had set itself a more ambitious goal.
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