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Dreamgirls


Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America, 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.
Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Musical

Director:
Casey Nicholaw

Author:

Tom Eyen

Willie Reale (additional material)


Music:
Henry Krieger

Lyrics:
Tom Eyen

Running time: 2 hrs 40 mins

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


Thirty-five years after the ground-breaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award®-winning musical Dreamgirls comes to the Savoy Theatre.


This highly anticipated 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!) and will star Amber Riley in the role of Effie White.


PLEASE NOTE: THE PRODUCERS CANNOT GUARANTEE THE APPEARANCE OF ANY PARTICULAR ARTIST(S). AMBER RILEY IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO PLAY THE ROLE OF EFFIE WHITE FOR 7 OUT OF 8 PERFORMANCES PER WEEK, WHILE ONE OF THE ALTERNATES WILL PERFORM ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS. THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY BE AFFECTED BY HOLIDAY, ILLNESS, OR EVENTS BEYOND THE PRODUCERS’ CONTROL.


Synopsis


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.


Features the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going’, ‘I Am Changing’, ‘Listen ‘and ‘One Night Only’.


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Savoy Court
Strand
London WC2R 0ET

Box office tel: 0844 871 3046

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 19 November 2016

Press night:Friday 14 October 2016

Booking until:Friday 24 November 2017

Closes:No date announced.

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Intervals:1

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Audio Description Performance:

Tue 07 Mar 2017 7‑30pm


Captioned Performance:

Tue 28 Feb 2017 7‑30pm


Cast


Amber Riley - Effie White

Ibinabo Jack - Lorrell Robinson

Liisi Lafontaine - Deena Jones

Nicholas Bailey - Marty

Adam J Bernard - Jimmy Early

Tyrone Huntley - C.C. White

Joe Aaron Reid - Curtis Taylor Jr.

Jocasta Almgill - Ensemble

Callum Aylott - Ensemble

Hugo Batista - Swing

Ruth Brown - Alternate Effie White

Samara Casteallo - Ensemble

Chloe Chambers - Swing

Carly Mercedes Dyer - Ensemble

Joelle Dyson - Swing

Kimmy Edwards - Ensemble

Candace Furbert - Ensemble

Nathan Graham - Ensemble

Ashley Luke Lloyd - Ensemble

Karen Mav - Alternate Effie White

Gabriel Mokake - Ensemble

Abiola Ogunbiyi - Ensemble

Sean Parkins - Swing

Kirk Patterson - Ensemble

Ryan Reid - Ensemble

Rohan Richards - Ensemble

Noel Samuels - Swing

Durone Stokes - Ensemble

Tosh Wanogho-Maud - Ensemble


Creatives


Director: Casey Nicholaw
Set designer: Tim Hatley
Costume designer: Gregg Barnes
Musical direction: Nick Finlow
Harold Wheeler (orchestrator)
Choreography: Casey Nicholaw
Lighting: Hugh Vanstone
Sound: Richard Brooker

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