Inside the Rehearsals of….Ain’t Too Proud, Prince Edward Theatre

The musical is set to open at the Prince Edward Theatre from the 31st March.

(c)Johan Persson

Rehearsal images have now been released for the upcoming West End premiere of Ain’t Too Proud, which begins performances at the Prince Edward Theatre at the end of the month.

The cast is led by Cameron Bernard Jones as Melvin Franklin, Kyle Cox as Paul Williams, Sifiso Mazibuko as Otis Williams, Tosh Wanogho-Maud as David Ruffin and Mitchell Zhangazha as Eddie Kendricks. They are joined by Evonnee Bentley-Holder, Natalia Brown, Ryan Carter, Hannah Fairclough, Christopher Gopaul, Daniel Haswell, Naomi Katiyo, Akmed Junior Khemalai, Holly Liburd, Darnell Mathew-James, Simeon Montague, Posi Morakinyo, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Michael James Stewart, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Dylan Turner and Kevin Yates.

Credit: Johan Persson

The musical, featuring a book by Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, follows the journey of the group from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It is set to feature many of their biggest hits including: My Girl, Just My Imagination and Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.

Credit: Johan Persson

Ain’t Too Proud is directed by Des McAnuff, with choreography by Sergio Trujilio and  scenic design by Tony Award nominee Robert Brill. The creative team also includes: costume design by Tony Award winner Paul Tazewell and lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by  Steve Canyon Kennedy. Projection design is by Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe. Music supervision and arrangements are by Kenny Seymour, orchestrations by Drama Desk Award winner Harold Wheeler and music direction by Matt Smith. 

The Temptations were ranked Number One in Billboard Magazine’s recent list of ‘Greatest R&B/Hip Hop Artists of All Time’ and were also named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’.  “My Girl,” released in December 1964, was The Temptations’ first #1 charted record and sold millions of copies. “My Girl” was inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 and in 2018 it was entered into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.

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