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Look out London - the supremely talented Amber Riley is set to make waves when she makes her West End debut this November!

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Dreamgirls receives its UK Premiere this November!

Former Glee star Amber Riley makes her West End debut in the Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls, coming to the Savoy Theatre this November! Riley, best-known for her role as the sweet-natured Mercedes Jones in the Emmy Award-winning high school musical series, will be digging deep to find her inner diva as she takes on the challenging role of Effie White in this musical biopic based on the story of The Supremes. The musical first hit the Broadway stage in 1981 and saw 2005 enjoyed an adaptation to the big screen starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni-Rose.

What is it about?

Hopeful talents Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie White are performing as "The Dreamettes" when ambitious agent Curtis Taylor, Jr. discovers them.

After quickly landing them a job as backup singers for the soul and rock 'n roll sensation James "Thunder" Early he begins to guide their quickly rising career, and dictates their every move. However, when the beautiful Deena emerges as the star of the group rather than the full-voiced Effie, the girls' rivalry leads to a personal and professional crossroads for the trio.

With a powerful score and thought-provoking story, Dreamgirls has touched audiences all the way from 1980s Broadway to 21st century Hollywood, introducing some legendary breakthrough performances along the way. Riley will showcase her enviable singing talent as Effie, with the remaining cast yet to be announced.

Additional Information


Previews from: 19 November 2016

Opening night: 14 December 2016


Suitable for ages 10+

Run time

To be confirmed by producers

And before you stop reading

Amber Riley will play the role of Effie for 7 out of 8 performances per week. She will not perform on Wednesday evenings until Wednesday 1st February 2017. From Monday 6th February 2017 Ms Riley will be scheduled to not perform on Monday evenings and performing both shows on Wednesdays. Currently the alternate will perform on Wednesday evenings. The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist(s). This is subject to change and may be affected by holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control.


And I am telling you, you're gonna love it

I'm happy to report that Dreamgirls, the much anticipated London premiere of Henry Krieger & Tom Eyen's 1981 musical does not just follow that trend but ups the ante to stratospheric heights. It is a masterclass in the biographical musical, a glittering more »

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