Why See Dreamgirls?
A dreamy stage spectacularClosing 12 January 2019
Don't miss this musical biopic based on the story of The Supremes. First hitting the Broadway stage in 1981, in 2005 it enjoyed an adaptation to the big screen starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, and Anika Noni-Rose, before opening in London to rave reviews in 2016.
With a powerful score and thought-provoking story, glittering sets and costumes, Dreamgirls is the ultimate theatrical experience. Expect to be on your feet at some of the powerhouse performances, we promise you - you're gonna love it!
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.
Previews from: 19 November 2016
Opening night: 14 December 2016
Suitable for ages 10+
And before you stop reading
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Cast and Creative
Marisha Wallace, Moya Angela and Karen Mav as Effie White
Brennyn Lark as Deena Jonvs
Asmeret Ghebremihael as Lorrell Robinson
Joe Aaron Reid as Curtis Taylor Jr.
Tosh Wanogho-Maud as Jimmy 'Thunder' Early
Durone Stokes as C.C. White
Delroy Brown as Marty
Kimmy Edwards as Michelle Morris
Michael Afemare, Callum Aylott, Ashford Campbell, Sanchia Amber Clarke, Georgia Bradshaw, Jabari Braham, 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
Directed by Casey Nicholaw
What's On Stage Award Nominations 2018
Best Original Cast Recording
What's On Stage Awards 2017
Best Actress in a Musical - Amber Riley
OLIVIER AWARDs 2017
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Adam J Bernard
Best Actress in a Musical - Amber Riley
What we thought
Glittering musical MAGIC
a masterclass in the biographical musical, a glittering and breathless adventure that keeps you hanging on until the very last second
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 glRead full review
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