Why See Dreamgirls?
the ultimate theatrical experience!
Don't miss this musical biopic based on the story of The Supremes. First hitting the Broadway stage in 1981, in 2005 it enjoyed an adaptation to the big screen starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, and Anika Noni-Rose, before opening in London to rave reviews in 2016. Now heading out on a UK tour, this is your your chance to enjoy this dazzling musical that includes showstoppers, 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.'
With a powerful score and thought-provoking story, glittering sets and costumes, Dreamgirls is the ultimate theatrical experience. Expect to be on your feet at some of the powerhouse performances, we promise you - you're gonna love it!
What is it about?
Hopeful talents Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, and Effie White are performing as "The Dreamettes" when ambitious agent Curtis Taylor, Jr. discovers them. After quickly landing them a job as backup singers for the soul and rock 'n roll sensation James "Thunder" Early he begins to guide their quickly rising career, and dictates their every move. However, when the beautiful Deena emerges as the star of the group rather than the full-voiced Effie, the girls' rivalry leads to a personal and professional crossroads for the trio.
Dreamgirls has touched audiences all the way from 1980s Broadway to 21st century Hollywood, introducing some legendary breakthrough performances along the way.
Opening night: 6 December 2022
Suitable for ages 10+
Two hours 40 minutes with interval
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Please note, images are taken from the West End production and will be updated when the tour cast is announced
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Cast and Creative
Nicole Raquel Dennis as Effie White
Sharlene Hector as Effie White as certain performances
Natalie Kassanga as Deena Jones
Paige Peddie as Lorrell Robinson
Dom Hartley-Harris as Curtis Taylor Jr.
Brandon Lee Sears as Jimmy Early
Shem Omari James as C C White
Jo Servi as Marty
Brianna Ogunbawo as Michelle Morris
Shonah Buwu, Harvey Ebbage, Olivia Foster-Browne, Kellianna Jay, Ryan Kayode, Holly Liburd, Ross Meagrow, Samuel Nicholas, Nicole Nyarambi, Ilana Richardson and Josh Singleton.
Direction by Casey Nicholaw
Set and Costume Design by Tim Hatley
Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone
Sound Design by Richard Brooker
Hair Design by Josh Marquette
Music Supervision by Nick Finlow
What we thought
glittering Musical MAGIC
a masterclass in the biographical musical, a glittering and breathless adventure that keeps you hanging on until the very last second
I'm happy to report that Dreamgirls, the much anticipated London premiere of Henry Krieger & Tom Eyen's 1981 musical does not just follow that trend but ups the ante to stratospheric heights. It is a masterclass in the biographical musical, a glitteringRead full review
What you thought
11 reviews, average rating: (3.5 Stars)
The whole cast were fantastic amazing voices Brandon playing jimmy early... more
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