Charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams'. They learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous.
Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre

Image: Sonia Friedman Productions


Genre: Musical
Venue: Savoy Theatre
Started: Saturday 19 November 2016
Closed: Saturday 12 January 2019
Running time:2 hrs 40 mins
Age suitability: Not available


Thirty-six years after the ground-breaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic musical DREAMGIRLS continues its run at the Savoy Theatre.

Nominated for 5 2017 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, and winning 2 awards, DREAMGIRLS transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history and charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams'.

They learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous.

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

This much-anticipated new production is directed and choreographed by the hugely successful, Tony® and Olivier award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten!) and Olivier Award winner Amber Riley (Glee) plays Effie White

Amber Riley Schedule

Amber Riley is currently scheduled to play the role of Effie White for 5 out of 8 performances per week.

On 3 out of 8 performances per week, currently scheduled on Monday evenings, Wednesday matinees and Saturday matinees, the role of Effie White will be played by either Marisha Wallace or Karen Mav.

This is subject to change.


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Postal address:
Savoy Court
London WC2R 0ET

Box office tel: 0844 871 3046

Box office email: -

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Previews from:Saturday 19 November 2016

Press night:Friday 14 October 2016

Closes:Saturday 12 January 2019

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm



Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm



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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



Tom Eyen

Willie Reale (additional material)

Composer: Henry Krieger
Lyricist: Tom Eyen
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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