Savoy Theatre

Strand, London, WC2R 0ET GB

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls Tickets

4.8/5
based on 385 reviews

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Starring: Amber Riley, Ruth Brown, Karen Mav

Booking until: Saturday, 2 June 2018

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)

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Booking from:
Saturday, 19 November 2016

Booking until:
Saturday, 2 June 2018

Running time:
2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)

If you were lucky enough to catch the original 1981 musical or the 2006 film, you'll be raring to go. Dreamgirls is back on stage and it's a fresh new version designed to delight. The star of the show this time around is Glee's Amber Riley, a songstress to reckon with and a diva with a truly massive voice.

Amber Riley has played the role of the remarkable soul diva Mercedes Jones through six seasons of Glee, the hit TV show, and by all accounts she won the central role of Effie with ease.

Rather than stick to the original, producer Sonia Friedman has completely re imagined the story to give it a boost worthy of the 21st century. It's just as powerful now as it was back then. The music is a legend too, courtesy of Henry Krieger, and the lyrics and book are by Tom Eyen.

The story explores the life and times of the Dreams, a young female singing trio, and their rise to super-stardom in the glittering 1960s. Apparently the award-winning Friedman has acquired the rights for a full West End production of the show, and Casey Nicholaw – who directed The Book of Mormon and Aladdin – is tipped to direct.

The details are fairly sketchy right now but we'll know the full story by March 2016. The show's actually set to hit the stage in late 2016.

The new production has caused an international stir, with newspapers all over the world – including the Indian Express – reporting on Amber Riley's involvement. It just goes to show what an enduringly popular and inspirational story it is.

Dream Girls – The story

It's 1960s Detroit. A talented girl soul band, the Dreams, is about to go for gold. If that sounds familiar, it's loosely based on the amazing tale of Diana Ross and The Supremes. This is an iconic musical tracing the lives and loves of the band and the people they encounter, remarkably convincing and studded with beautiful soul music.

What does Amber Riley say? Her pleasure is clear. She's very excited indeed. In her words, “I am so honoured and excited to not only be playing such an iconic role, but also to be working with Sonia Friedman and Casey Nicholaw. Working on the West End is now a dream realised, I just feel like this is going to be something special!”

Dreamgirls previews at the Savoy Theatre in November, and opens officially the following month. If you only see one musical this year, it's worth waiting for this one!

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Press Reviews

Every soul on the Savoy stage sounds and looks dynamic - and I mean dynamic. There really cannot be a better ensemble in the West End right now The Arts Desk

Casey Nicholaw’s direction and choreography is so slick that the energy simply bounces off the stage Broadwayworld

Fantastically entertaining ride on a showbiz rollercoaster The Guardian

It really is worth waiting for The Hollywood Reporter

A show with tremendous gusto of soul and gaiety of spirit Daily Telegraph

A dream of a show The Stage

Casey Nicholaw’s version (of Dreamgirls) is the solid-gold real deal Daily Mail

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Anyone:
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Families:
81%
Teenagers:
84%
Couples:
91%
Theatregoers:
95%

based on 385 reviews

A feast for the eyes and ears

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Lively

Enjoyed the show. Very much appreciated the outstanding talent on the stage. Attended with my daughter who thought it was brilliant. Standing ovation well deserved - though I wouldn't necessarily attend again.


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disappointed

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Shouty

Good performance and story but main character (Elphie) although strong in voice overdid the dramatic parts.


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A must see

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over amplified, sound distorted, too much screaming

The story line was OK, the actors had good voices but why all the over amplification and screaming to the point of it being painful? Overly loud does not mean better, it is just unpleasant. The final song at the end of part 1 was just an exercise in how not do it. Awful!


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Fantastic show amazing voices

The cast of dreamgirls were amazing, show was fantastic from start to finish


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Typical show on Broadway dream

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simply fantastic

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Nightmare girls

The singing was superb but unfortunately we didn’t like or know the songs. We and several others left at the interval. Very disappointing


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Stunning

Dynamic performances by talented cast. Thoroughly entertaining- would love a do over again tonight!


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amazing vocals and great acting

great entertainment


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Brilliant costumes and great voices


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Great acting talent. Story pacing is off.

The first half comprehensively set the characters and story up only to skip largely content wise in the later half. Great acting and singing, songs were good but I wouldn't say it was a mind blowing theatre experience. Completely understand it's not a comedy but did lack the chuckle factor most plays I've seen work in but some good moments. The cast are extremely talented. I'd recommend but not as a first time theatre goer.


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Amazing

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AMAZING!

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Ok

The show is basically the story of The Supremes, but unless you know the story, this production is just ok. I'm not saying the actors don't put their heart and soul into the production, but there were virtually no links to the music and characters of the story that is Diana Ross and The Supremes


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Great afternoon uplifting experience

We really enjoyed the dancing all the wonderful costumes. Sing was outstanding. Sets were good to


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Brilliant show

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Disapointed.

Good story line, well acted BUT the vocals were 'screechy' for far too much of the time. When the performers did sing they obviously had excellent voices so I ask why get them to produce an intensity that damaged their performances and probably in time their vocal capability.


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Amazing costume design

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Singing that will blow you away!

The production was really good. However, I preferred the storyline and more of the songs in Motown. That said, the singing in Dreamgirls is phenomenal. Overall, a really good show for the family.


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Sassy & Wonderful.

The best, the whole cast were terrific, but I've got to say Karen Mav just floated my boat way up into the ether, what a performer.


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Excellent show; creative, excellent singing

Second time I've seen the show in the last 2 months. Performance yesterday surpassed previous purformance in October, with better interpretation and singing. Birthday treat well enjoyed.


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Spectacular

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Thrilling

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Best we've seen so far

If you like R&B with a lot of soul music, if you like humour, attitude and amazing vocals you will love this. I cried! One of the best we've seen. Would definitely see again and highly recommend. We love the Savoy Theatre, not too large, nice ambience and great staff


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Amazing Miss Riley

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Colour ful

Very good enjoy the show


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Dreamgirls

Enjoyable evening


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Amber Riley & Adam J Bernard steal the show

The music is uplifting an amazing, the lighting and stage were spectacular, and overall the cast was fantastic but Amber Riley and Ama J Bernard were clearly a cut above and totally stole the show! I'm still singing in my head and left the theater on a high. Great show!


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Just brilliant

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Beautiful voices, amazing!

Don’t be late! Or you will miss the start.


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Fabulous

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Stunning

Very nice performance! Loved it


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A good night out

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Must see

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Very colourful

Liked the show, great acting good sound apart from occasional high pitch frequency a bit too much. Singing very good. Great theatre.


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Colorful stage, sparkly costumes, and amazing cast!

I love the show! Music is perfect! Not only does everyone on stage sings and dance perfectly, their acting is tip top as well! They just put in so much effort and heart to the play. Really enjoyed it.


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fantastic cast deliver a spine tingling performance

Brilliant show, great singing and all round story telling. Fantastic atmosphere. Theatre is old so seats are not the most comfortable. How the cast keep this standard up 8 shows a week is incredible


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A Great Night Out

Thoroughly entertaining and suitable for a variety of ages. The theatre upper levels may prove a challenge for those who don't like heights, but, the view is excellent. I would definately recommend this show.


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Vibrant experience

Amazing musical with Great show, songs and performance. It’s the type of story that transposes us in time where all dreams come true ...


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Unmissable!

Just fabulous, loved every minute of the show and would definately recommend it. Theatre/toilets spotless but quite a few steps to get to seats.


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Great, Amazing show

The show is amazing, the singers were just fantastic. Great really ...very emotional. I want see again, in better seat....


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Glitzy and the cast don't hold back - height of entertainment

The show was very entertaining to watch and the songs were beautiful. Amber Riley is truly the star of the show, her voice is unparalleled by the cast and she was a delight to watch - definitely a msut see for anyone who can appreciate vocal expression and loves a good does of energy on stage.


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A must see.

A great show with a wonderful cast and WOW, the singing is great and on a couple of songs I welled up. A must see.


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Emotionally amazing

From the most talented cast, to the phenomenal costumes, setting and lighting, the show is one of the best I have seen in London. Amber Riley’s performance of I’m telling you had me covered in goosebumps from head to toe.


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A perfect revival.

The entire cast is on point and bringing this wonderful tale to life. With show stopping vocal performances and great energy, this is a performance you won’t want to miss.


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Don't miss

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Incredible

I must admit I was too tired from sightseeing all day and thought I will fall asleep but it was so amazing!!! The voices, the costumes, everything was faultless.


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Brilliant show, effy was amazing! Staging and costumes were brill!


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Pure excellence

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Incredible belting lungs

Belting divas did not disappoint! Amazing lungs, did NOT need mics at all. Amazing, talented cast, refreshing to see a nearly all African descent cast! Hire more actors of colour please!!!


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Amazing!!!

Amazing in every way!


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A must see

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Wonderful

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New fan of Amber Riley

They talkd too fast at the beginning and couldn't follow what was going on. It got better after a while and All those vocals compensated for this. I'm a fan of Amber Riley since yesterday. I'm still buzzing with the after effects of the show. I might go to see it again.


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Uplifting, feel good, show

Amazingly rapid costume changes, and awesome performances


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DREAMGIRLS

A fabulous show my seats meant i needed to lean forward because of the bar. still who cares for ticket the price I got them for. a great opportunity for people like me who live on benefit to visit the theatre I love.


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A sparkling evening and some of the best singers out there

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Amazing show

Good seats


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Amazing, best show I’ve ever seen!

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Fantastic

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A must see!

The show was fabulous, very glitzy and the ladies show costumes were very glamorous. The singing was on another level!


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Amazing !

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Amazing vocals, shivers!

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great show


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Amazing

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Fantastic Show..A Definite Must See!!

Loved the film and absolutely loved the show ..Fantastic all round ..It was just like watching the film again..


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Full on from beginning to end!

It's a story of ambition, love, life, deceit and success. Great acting and performances from the whole cast. It touches all of one's emotions in a roller coaster for the key figures of the show. Well worth seeing!


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Amazing & Sparkly

I didn't know the story of Dreamgirls. The singing, the actors, the stage...all magnificent!


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Dreamgirls, a definite must see!

Dreamgirls stayed very true to the original stoeyline, and the characters were very vibrant and in keeping with those in the film. Colourful and great vintage costumes, and the staging and placement of the cast were spot on. It really drew you in to their world! An excellent musical that kept attention throughout and left you wanted to know "what happens now" with all the characters. Highly recommend!


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Uplifting

Amber Riley just blew everyone away. Her powerful voice and performance attitude is just one of the best I have ever witnessed and this role was made for her.Simply breathtaking.


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Amazing show

The performance of Marisha Wallace as Effie was outstanding & was in no way a second choice to Amber Riley who we were expecting to see. Overall it was a fantastic afternoons entertainment that I would recommend anyone of any age group to go and see.


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Fantastic

Seen this twice now & faultless both times. A must see.


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EVERYTHING IN ONE SHOW

Had everything in it!! Great songs, singing, music. The actors and actresses enhanced and gave the really LIFE moments of the REALITY. And a show that at times required the audience like we were there as part of the show. AMAZING!!!


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That was...... WOOOOW!!!!

Absolute awe for me and my partner. Such a brilliant performance by the actors all!!!


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Loved!

Loved the show, the songs the dancing & the acting! Only thing that brought it down slightly is the price I was £43 for 4 drinks... only to realise when I got home I was charged for 3 glasses of processco instead of 2, which is annoying but I should have looked at the receipt after purchasing.


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Lively show

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fantastic sets, music was good and the show was full on non stop entertainmentc

great tunes from start to end. i could see it every week


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Amber Riley is amazing!!

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Fantastical

It was a great night from someone visiting from Australia, loved the theatre and the production, first class. And to make it even better we took the special package and got looked after 100% it was special.


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Fabulous!

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Must see

So much energy in this production. The music was amazing, stage performances were outstanding. Must see.


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Dreams do come true

Amazing show from start to finish. Amber Riley's vocal range brought tears of joy and emotion to our group. Superb!!!


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Review: DREAMGIRLS at The Savoy Theatre

11 Jan 2017 in Reviews

dreamgirls-production-shot.jpg DREAMGIRLS, charting the rise to success of a 1960's Supremes-style girl group 'The Dreams', crackles along at a lively pace with plenty of soul, sass and colour.

Against the backdrop of America's post-civil rights movement of the 60's and 70's, we follow the girls from slightly awkward teen hopefuls, 'The Dreamettes', through the trials and tribulations of showbiz to become the hugely successful 'Dreams'.

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Who will be your Dream Girl?

17 May 2016 in Casts

Dreamgirls There’s only six months to go until the BIG musical of 2016 opens at the Savoy Theatre. It’s DREAM GIRLS of course and the producers have announced a new tidbit of information to keep us intrigued.

It’s already been reported that Amber Riley will only play the lead role for seven performances a week. This isn't unusual when a part is exhausting to sing. The artist’s vocal chords just can’t take the gruelling schedule and if you go to a matinee or Monday night show in the West End and on Broadway you’ll often see the cover, what used to be called the understudy, standing in for the star.

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Snap up your Dreamgirls tickets! This is going to sell out!

04 Apr 2016 in New Shows

Dreamgirls It’s been a long wait!

Thirty-five years after its ground-breaking original Broadway production the West End will finally get its own production of Tony Award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS when it opens at the Savoy Theatre in November, 2016.

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Could Dreamgirls be coming to the West End?

14 Mar 2015 in News

Dreamgirls LondonThe word on the theatrical grapevine is that prolific producer Sonia Friedman has battled off tough competition to secure the rights to the iconic Broadway musical Dreamgirls, and has her sights on a big West End opening.

Dreamgirls first opened on Broadway back in 1981 at the Imperial Theatre to a rapturous reception. The production was nominated for 13 Tony Awards including for Best Musical, and won six. The show was revived again on Broadway in 1987, but it has never ventured over to the West End.

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