Dreamgirls
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 starred Amber Riley (of 'Glee' and 'Let it Shine' fame) as Effie White when it opened in 2016, 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 now features Moya Angela, Marisha Wallace and Karen Mav (who share the role of Effie White), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Lorrell Robinson),Joe Aaron Reid (Curtis Taylor Jr), Brennyn Lark (Deena Jones), Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Jimmy Early), Durone Stokes (C.C. White), Delroy Brown (Marty), Kimmy Edwards (Michelle Morris), Michael Afemaré, Callum Aylott, Georgia Bradshaw, Jabari Braham, Ashford Campbell, Sanchia Amber Clarke, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Nicole Deon, Rhiane Drummond, Ashlee Irish, Emma Louise Jones, Ashley Luke Lloyd, Samira Mighty, Jayde Nelson, Aston New, Sean Parkins, Kirk Patterson, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Ryan Reid, Rohan Richards and Joshua Robinson. 

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

 

Amber Riley's performance schedule

Amber Riley was scheduled to perform in Dreamgirls until Saturday 18 November 2017 and now no longer appears in the production.

 

 

Dreamgirls running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)
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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.

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By:
Tom Eyen
Producer:
Sonia Friedman Productions
Director:
Casey Nicholaw
Songs by:
Henry Krieger
Choreography:
Casey Nicholaw
Cast list:
Moya Angela, Marisha Wallace and Karen Mav (Effie White), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Lorrell Robinson),Joe Aaron Reid (Curtis Taylor Jr), Brennyn Lark (Deena Jones), Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Jimmy Early), Durone Stokes (C.C. White), Delroy Brown (Marty), Kimmy Edwards (Michelle Morris), Michael Afemaré, Callum Aylott, Georgia Bradshaw, Jabari Braham, Ashford Campbell, Sanchia Amber Clarke, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Nicole Deon, Rhiane Drummond, Ashlee Irish, Emma Louise Jones, Ashley Luke Lloyd, Samira Mighty, Jayde Nelson, Aston New, Sean Parkins, Kirk Patterson, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Ryan Reid, Rohan Richards and Joshua Robinson.

Savoy Theatre

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

Dreamgirls Customer reviews

Our Dreamgirls 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

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Dreamgirls sets closing date in the West End
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The West End production of Dreamgirls has set the date for its final performance at the Savoy Theatre in London. The musical, which opened at the theatre in November 2016, will play its final performance on 12th January 2019, with plans to embark on a UK tour to be announced. Produced by Sonia Friedman, the musical is based on the success stories of acts like The Supremes, and follows Effie, Lorell and Deena – The Dreams – on their path to mainstream success in the 1960s.

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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.

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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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