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Dreamgirls tickets are currently booking! The incredible Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning show has come to the West End at the Savoy Theatre 35 years after its initial Broadway run.
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Dreamgirls tells the story of a trio of women from Chicago, Illinois who dream of making their mark on the music world. Dreamgirls follows the rise to fame of the Dreamettes, later The Dreams.
Curvaceous and opinionated Effie teams up with Lorrell and Deena to become the Dreams. Eventually, as the girls start to make their way in the business they have to decide how much compromise they are willing to make to hit it big. Effie is replaced by the slimmer, more commercially appealing Deena and The Dreams hit their stride.
Dreamgirls is full of glitz, glamour and show-stopping numbers such as “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” “I am Changing,” “Listen” and “One Night Only”. The show is directed and choreographed by Tony and Olivier winner Casey Nicholaw (Book of Mormon, Aladdin) with a book and lyrics by Tom Eyen. Costume design by Gregg Barnes with Sets and Music by Tim Hatley and Henry Krieger respectively.
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'A glittering tour de force of heart and soul' - Daily Express
‘Fantastically entertaining ride on a showbiz rollercoaster ’ - Guardian
'A dazzling show. It's a performance that's at all times exhilarating' - Evening Standard
A tremendous gusto of soul and gaiety of spirit’ - The Daily Telegraph
'A full-throttle fast-moving blast of a production' - Independent
Age restrictionChildren under 3 will not be admitted.
Running time2hr 35min (inc. interval)
Performance datesBooking until 12 January 2019.
ContentRecommended for ages 8 and above.
Please note that the appearance of any artist cannot be guaranteed.
Dreamgirls announces it will be finishing its West End run
The London production of the 1981 Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, has just announced that it will be wrapping up its run in January 2019.
6 Jun, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
I had the pleasure of reviewing Dreamgirls (you can read that here) at a time when it was in high season with both Amber Riley in the role of Effie and the general buzz and hype of a go-to show. Sitting very nicely in the palatial surroundings of The Savoy on London’s Strand is one of the West End's finest productions, complete with a strong storyline and stellar music. I made a return journey to Dreamgirls to see if it's still as glorious now that the show has firmly bedded in and if the new casting can live up to old expectations.
13 Apr, 2018 | By Kay Johal
Dreamgirls: a compelling story of triumph
Is Dreamgirls an archetype of bestselling female pop groups from as far back as the mid-20th century? Well yes and no. Dreamgirls, which is not so loosely based on the 60s pop trio, The Supremes, has all the elements that make up the history and lore of bestselling female pop groups in the West (Billboard’s top 40 biggest girl groups of all time).
28 Mar, 2018 | By Sandra Howell
Dreamgirls in 250 words
Dreamgirls, currently playing at London's Savoy Theatre, is a flawed but feel-good musical. Against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s music scene, the 'Dreams' embark on an ambitious journey to musical fame and discover that making great music is only step one. The result is a show which is fun, and full of great music.
9 Mar, 2018 | By Harriet Wilson
Features / Broadway
Dreamgirls "everything you would expect from a powerhouse Broadway show"
Dreamgirls is the Supremes-esque story of a three-piece girl group looking for their big break. Along the way there are fallings out, deceitful relationships, strained friendships and a self-serving, corrupt manager to contend with.
2 Mar, 2018 | By Harrison Fuller
And you’re gunna love me! Well, it. You’re going to love it – the show that is –Dreamgirls. One word is all it needs…
If you’re unfamiliar with the show, Dreamgirls began life as a Broadway musical in 1981 but is perhaps better known for its 2006 film adaptation starring Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson and many more Hollywood names.
22 Nov, 2017 | By Molly Richardson
Role Up, Role Up, It’s the Understudy’s Time to Shine!
I went to see Dreamgirls the other week (you can read that write-up here) and one of the understudies to Amber Riley, Karen Mav played the role of Effie White. She was sublime, acting and particularly singing was flawless. But there were disgruntled audience members who were griping that Amber wasn’t in situ; that they had paid money to see the billed start of their choice. Now, I understand that there is often what is referred to as celebrity casting, for example, Sarah Harding in Ghost or Miranda Hart or Craig Revel Horwood in Annie but surely the role of the understudy should be given fair and due billing?
7 Oct, 2017 | By Kay Johal
And I am Telling You . . . and you better Listen!
I’ve been tremendously looking forward to this show!
Dreamgirls opened some thirty-five years ago on Broadway. The film was released ten years ago. Its UK premiere is directed by Casey Nicholaw – of Aladdin and Book of Mormon, so there was no doubt that there would be some guts to this revival. Dreamgirls is currently showing at the Savoy on London’s Strand.
20 Sep, 2017 | By Kay Johal
The 3 Best Things About Dreamgirls
I've loved Dreamgirls for over a decade now since I heard Jennifer Holliday's enthralling vocals on the original Broadway cast recording and this love still hasn't died. The show not only has some fantastic source material but is so packed full of star power that it flows over the edges. To break down what is really so fantastic about this production, I thought I'd share with you the three best things about Dreamgirls:
30 Jun, 2017 | By Shaun Nolan
Features / Casting
Star casting vs Understudy
More and more, shows are being sold on who is in them and not what the show is. While this is useful to producers who wish to get bums on seats and recover their investment, it often leads to some ugly behaviour among theatregoers.
25 Jan, 2017 | By Harrison Fuller