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Dreamgirls

Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award®-winning musical DREAMGIRLS is now playing at the Savoy Theatre, London.

With book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, Dreamgirls won six Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway over three decades ago and has more recently been adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring Beyoncé Knowles and Jennifer Hudson.

Set in America in the 1960s, Dreamgirls tells the story of a trio of young women singers called The Dreams. The musical follows the group’s stormy journey from their hometown of Chicago up the greasy pole of success and celebrity.

Dreamgirls stars Glee’s very own powerhouse performer Amber Riley and will feature R&B classics such as ‘I Am Changing’, ‘One Night Only’ and ‘Dreamgirls’. Tony and Olivier Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs the London production of the ground-breaking show, staying faithful to a lot of the original choreography by Michael Bennett (A Chorus Line).

A smash hit in waiting, don’t miss your chance to experience the compelling story, iconic music and incredible dance moves of Dreamgirls. With previews starting in November, book your Dreamgirls tickets today.

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No refunds or exchanges available after purchase.

Good To Know

*Please note From Monday 6th February Amber Riley will be changing her performance days – she will now be performing on a Wednesday evening taking Mondays evenings off.*

 

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist(s). Amber Riley is currently scheduled to play the role of Effie White for 7 out of 8 performances per week. One of the alternates will perform on 1 out of 8 performances per week, currently scheduled on Monday evenings. This is subject to change and may be affected by holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers’ control.

Amber Riley will not be performing on the following dates: 

  • Tuesday 1 August
  • Wednesday 2 August
  • Thursday 3 August
  • Friday 4 August
  • Saturday 5 August
  • Monday 7 August
  • Tuesday 8 August
  • Wednesday 9 August
  • Tuesday 26 September
  • Wednesday 27 September
  • Friday 13 October
  • Saturday 14 October
  • Monday 16 October
  • Tuesday 17 October

Amber Riley is scheduled to perform in Dreamgirls until Saturday 18 November 2017.

During these performances one of the Alternates will be performing in the role of Effie White

Cast

American actress and singer Amber Riley will star as Effie White. Ms Riley will be joined by Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell Robinson and Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones, making up the soulful singing trio 'The Dreams'.
Nicholas Bailey will play Marty, Adam J. Bernard will play Jimmy Early, Tyrone Huntley will play C.C. White and Joe Aaron Reid will play Curtis Taylor Jr, with Ruth Brown and Karen Mav alternating the role of Effie White at performances when Amber Riley is not scheduled to perform.
The cast of Dreamgirls will also include Jocasta Almgill, Callum Aylott, Hugo Batista, Samara Casteallo, Chloe Chambers, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Joelle Dyson, Kimmy Edwards, Candace Furbert, Nathan Graham, Ashley Luke Lloyd, Gabriel Mokake, Abiola Ogunbiyi, Sean Parkins, Kirk Patterson, Ryan Reid, Rohan Richards, Noel Samuels, Durone Stokes and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.

When Can I Go

MAIN RUN Wednesday 14th December 2016 to Saturday 10th February 2018

Duration

Show running time is approximately 2 hours 40 minutes, including an interval.

Where Do I Go

Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand, London, WC2R 0ET By Tube - Charing Cross

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached. You must print the voucher and bring it with you on the day of the performance to collect your tickets. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.

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Latest customer reviews

  • Incredible. The best musical ever!

    22 July 2017

    I was astonished by the performances. This is "not only" a musical. It's a live performance. a High level concert.

    Alexandra Goncalves Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Thrilling!!

    21 July 2017

    My daughter and I went to see Dream girls as a Birthday treat. We were not disappointed. WOW! We have seen many Musical theatre shows over the years but have never quite been moved like this before. Very strong acting and superb singing especially from Marisha Williams, just superb!

    Vivvy Motts Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • OMG!!! A M A Z I N G

    21 July 2017

    I bought these tickets at the last minute and got the ones just under the highest price - Words alone cannot describe this show - I have never experienced anything like it - Have been here from Australia for 4 weeks and have seen Mama Mia & Thriller - this just blew the other two away! The female lead just had me all choked up a couple of times - overwhelming is an understatement - I am now waiting for it to come to Australia!!!!

    Sharon McDonald - Brisbane, Australia Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • OMG

    21 July 2017

    Best show I've been to in a long time. One word .....fantastic. The whole crew was on point.

    Tina Akanni Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • "Glee’s Amber Riley gives a gutsy performance in the UK premiere of the Broadway musical that bursts with snappy numbers and tight dance routines"

    The Guardian

  • "A dream of a show casts its thrilling spell over the West End"

    The Stage

  • "A show with tremendous gusto of soul and gaiety of spirit`"

    The Telegraph

  • "The West End premiere of 'Dreamgirls', starring 'Glee's' Amber Riley, takes you on a supercharged journey with the fictional band The Dreams"

    Independent