Motown compilation musical Dancing in the Streets, which opened on 19 July 2005 (previews from 7 July), has extended its run by three-and-a-half months at the West End's Cambridge Theatre. It's now booking until Saturday 22 April 2006.

Forty years after Diana Ross and the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles first arrived in the UK in the spring of 1965 with the Tamla Motown Revue tour, Dancing in the Streets recreates what it was like to be there and to experience the energy, style and music of the greatest stars of the Motown stable.

The show’s medley of hits includes classics made famous by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, the Commodores, Lionel Ritchie, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson. It’s directed by Keith Strachan, with choreography by Carole Todd, and is produced by Flying Music, the same company behind The Rat Pack, which recently celebrated more than 1,000 performances and three years in the West End (See News, 26 Sep 2005).

Similar to The Rat Pack, a Christmas edition of Dancing in the Streets will run from 21 November 2005 to 7 January 2006 (See News, 28 Sep 2005).

- by Caroline Ansdell