Savoy Theatre, London

Dreamgirls sets closing date in the West End


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.

With a book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, the original West End production of the show starred Glee actress Amber Riley, who went on to win the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. The cast also included Adam J Bernard (who won the Olivier for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), Liisi Lafontine, Ibinabo Jack, Joe Aaron Reid and Tyrone Huntley.

In a review of the opening performance, LondonTheatre.co.uk said the show was one “that commands multiple visits to fall in love with it over and over again”.

Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the production currently sees three performers share the lead role of Effie: Moya Angela, Karen Mav and Marisha Wallace.

Dreamgirls is at the Savoy Theatre until 12th January 2019.

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