Thirty-five years after the ground-breaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic musical Dreamgirls finally comes to the Savoy Theatre.
Dreamgirls finally in London
Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America, Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history. Dreamgirls charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio, from Chicago, Illinois called ‘The Dreams’, as they learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous and features the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going’, ‘I Am Changing’, ‘Listen’ and ‘One Night Only’.
This long-awaited new production will be directed and choreographed by the hugely successful, Tony and Olivier award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten!).
Notice: Amber Riley will play the role of Effie for 7 out of 8 performances per week. Currently, the alternate will perform on Wednesday evenings. Further casting will be announced in due course.
"Amber Riley is the undoubted star of this dazzling show"
"Every soul on the Savoy stage sounds and looks dynamic - and I mean dynamic. There really cannot be a better ensemble in the West End right now"
The Arts Desk
"Casey Nicholaw’s direction and choreography is so slick that the energy simply bounces off the stage"
"Fantastically entertaining ride on a showbiz rollercoaster"
"It really is worth waiting for"
The Hollywood Reporter
"A show with tremendous gusto of soul and gaiety of spirit"
"A dream of a show"
"Like a force of nature, Amber Riley has stormed the London stage"
"Casey Nicholaw’s version (of Dreamgirls) is the solid-gold real deal"
"Amber Riley gives a blazing performance as Effie"
"A blazing leading lady in Amber Riley"
New York Times
2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)