Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls Tickets

Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original Broadway production, the UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls opened at the Savoy Theatre in November 2016 to critical and audience acclaim.

Dreamgirls originally premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on 20 December 1981 and closed on 11 August 1985, after 1,521 performances. The London production marks the show's West End premiere, and includes new music specifically written for the new production.

Featuring music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls is based upon the rise of music acts such as 'The Supremes' and 'The Shirelles'. It follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who go on to become music superstars.

The West End production is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicolaw, whose work in the West End includes the transfers of 'The Book of Mormon' and 'Aladdin'. With dazzling sets, beautiful costumes and an incredibly powerful cast, Dreamgirls is one show that sets the West End alight with its energy and charm.

The score features Broadway standards such as "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going", "I Am Changing","Listen" and "One Night Only" all delivered by an incredible band of musicians and a fearless company of performers.

This much-anticipated new production of Dreamgirls stars Amber Riley (of 'Glee' and 'Let it Shine' fame) as Effie White, alongside Tyrone Huntley as C.C White, Adam J Bernard as Jimmy, Nicholas Bailey as Marty, Joe Aaron Reid as Curtis Taylor Jnr, Liisi LaFontaine as Deena, Asmeret Ghebremichael​ as Lorrell and Lily Frazer as Michelle Morris.

The full cast also includes 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.

Amber Riley is scheduled to appear in Dreamgirls until 18th November. From 20th November, the role of Effie White will be shared by Marisha Wallace, Moya Angela, and Karen Mav.

Dreamgirls tickets, playing at The Savoy Theatre, London are now on sale. 

 

Amber Riley's performance schedule

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist(s). Amber Riley is currently scheduled to play the role of Effie White for 5 out of 8 performances per week. One of the alternates will perform on 3 out of 8 performances per week, currently scheduled for Monday evenings, Wednesday matinees and Saturday matinees. This is subject to change and may be affected by holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers’ control.

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

 

 

Running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)
Categories: 
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About Dreamgirls:

Dreamgirls is set in 1960’s America and tells the semi-autobiographical tale of a girl group from Chicago called “The Dreams”. As they attempt to make it in the music industry, they meet former used car salesman Curtis Taylor who becomes their manager and helps create initial success. As the group continue to build on their success within the highly competitive industry, tensions build as Curtis attempts to replace lead singer Effie with her best friend. Whilst the creators of the show have denied links to The Supremes story, there are many parallels between the plot of the musical and the career of Diana Ross.

By:
Tom Eyen
Producer:
Sonia Friedman Productions
Director:
Casey Nicholaw
Songs by:
Henry Krieger
Choreography:
Casey Nicholaw
Cast list:
Amber Riley (Effie) - see performance schedule above. The role of Effie White during these shows will be shared between Ruth Brown and Karen Mav. Tyrone Huntley (C.C White), Adam J Bernard (Jimmy), Nicholas Bailey (Marty), Joe Aaron Reid (Curtis Taylor Jnr), Liisi LaFontaine (Deena), Ibinabo Jack (Lorrell), Lily Frazer (Michelle Morris), 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.
Dreamgirls Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Saturday, 19 November, 2016
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 14 December, 2016
Available from: 
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 10 February, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--

Savoy Theatre

Address:
Strand, London, WC2R 0ET
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

Dreamgirls Customer reviews

Our Review

It may have taken 35 years to reach the West End but there's no denying that Dreamgirls has certainly been worth the wait, exploding onto the Savoy stage with an unbridled megawatt energy that can be felt across London. Frank Rich's original New York Times review described the show as a defining moment of Broadway history, commenting that a “seismic emotional jolt” had been felt by the entire... Read more

Latest Dreamgirls News & Features

Dreamgirls
Amber Riley to leave Dreamgirls in November + new West End cast announced
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It has been confirmed that Amber Riley will leave the West End production of Dreamgirls on 18th November this year, with a new cast taking over from 20th November. Amber Riley made her West End debut in the musical last November, and went on to win the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Effie White. When she leaves the show next month, the role will be shared by Marisha Wallace, Moya Angela, and Karen Mav.

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Going to the theatre as good for your heart as half an hour of cardio, new study finds
Friday, September 29, 2017

A new study has found that going to the theatre can have the same effect on the body as half an hour of healthy cardio exercise. The study, conducted by University College London and the University of Lancaster in association with our partner site Encore Tickets, monitored the heart rates of 12 volunteers using electronic wristbands, as well as brain activity and other psychological signals during a performance of Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre.

Our Top 10 Moments of the Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording
Our Top 10 Moments of the Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording
Monday, May 8, 2017

After opening to rave reviews at the Savoy Theatre last November, some 35 years since premiering on Broadway, the West End cast of Dreamgirls has recently been immortalised in the Original London Cast Recording of the show which hits the shelves and digital outlets this Friday.

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Interview with Dreamgirls leading man Joe Aaron Reid
Monday, February 20, 2017

As one of London's most anticipated musical theatre events of the past twelve months the opening of Dreamgirls in the West End some thirty-five years since the original Broadway production was big news. Whilst a lot of attention was placed on leading lady Amber Riley in the role of Effie White, reviews unanimously praised her fellow cast members in particular American performer Joe Aaron Reid who shines in the more unforgiving, yet hugely demanding role of Curtis Taylor Jnr.

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