Savoy Theatre

Strand, London, WC2R 0ET GB

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls Tickets

4.8/5
based on 281 reviews

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Starring: Amber Riley, Ruth Brown, Karen Mav

Booking from: Saturday, 19 November 2016

Booking until: Saturday, 10 February 2018

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)

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Important Information

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.


Booking from:
Saturday, 19 November 2016

Booking until:
Saturday, 10 February 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!

Dream Girls tickets – Fabulous music, a glittering show

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Press Reviews

Amber Riley is the undoubted star of this dazzling show Evening Standard

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

Like a force of nature, Amber Riley has stormed the London stage Metro

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

Amber Riley gives a blazing performance as Effie The Independent

A blazing leading lady in Amber Riley New York Times

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Anyone:
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Couples:
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Theatregoers:
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based on 281 reviews

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!!!


London Box Office customer

A fabulous evening's entertainment

Lovely theatre, quite small so everywhere feels close to the action. And comfy seats with legroom. Acting, singing and dancing all excellent and the costume changes were ingenious!


London Box Office customer

Colourful evening

Lovely visual show with great costumes and backdrop. Unfortunately I found the music too loud and the dialog was hard to grasp as it to was very loud


London Box Office customer

No Amber Riley

Marisha was amazing, reduced me to tears, & the other cast members were incredible, however we specifically booked these tickets from Australia months in advance as this date was advertised as a performance in which Amber Riley would be present. It was obvious from others comments around us that we were not the only ones extremely disappointed at her absence. However, it is hard to now say that we were disappointed as the show was absolutely amazing.


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Brilliant must see

Exceptional voices all cast


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Sensational show

This is a must go to show. The singing and dancing was exceptional. Amber Riley was amazing and she sang beyond fantastic. There was a wall of emotion and the audience were crying giving a standing ovation at the first half. I have never been to a show that has done that before. Outstanding and brilliant. I felt moved and had a wonderful evening feeling beyond satisfied.


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Dreamgirls is jaw dropping!

The cast was wonderful! Incredible vocals, strong dancers and excellent storytellers. I laughed, cried, gasped and ALMOST peed my pants before intermission when Amber Riley sang "And I Am Telling You." Worth every penny! And reasonable prices!


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Seen better

Due to the storyline there are often only very few people on stage. Personally I like it when there is more going on. The singing was amazing but I feel the atmosphere is probably better in the evening rather that the afteroon.


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Must see

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My girl loved it

Better than expected..


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Amazing !!!!!!!!!

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AMAZING

We attended the show in celebration of my wife's Birthday . The seats we had were perfect the ushers were extremely courteous and offered to take our drinks orders so we wouldn't have to wait in the que. The performances and singing was exceptionally good as well as the stage props and orchestral arrangements . All in all a perfect afternoon !!!


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Amazing voices!

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Entertaining, nostalgic just fantastic

Most enjoyable funny emotional musical great voices brilliant acting and singing


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Best singing in.a musical EVER

This was an amazing performance, a real theatre spectacle, great vocals, moving and emotional...gave me goose bumps. One of the best musicals I have seen down to the singing and vocal talent on stage in one production. But of course the bright lights, sparkle and dazzling gowns helped also. A must see for those who love musical theatre as it lived up to its name and was vocally dreamy.


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A must see!

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Do not miss seeing it

The wonderful Amber Riley was absolutely superb as were the other members of the cast. The dancers, musicians and supporting cast were excellent too.


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Excellent show!

Really good show - brilliant actors for all ages to enjoy! Like a musical which was awesome! Thanks


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I would recommend watching the show to see the talents of the actor playing 'Jimmy Early' because he stole the show! The general storyline was portrayed averagely. For a West End show, unfortunately I would not consider this professional as I was disappointed with the acting and some of the dancers were unenthusiastic and out of time. Many actors lacked character which made it difficult to understand the storyline as well as lack of articulation. I was also disappointed that there was no official announcement before the show stating that Amber Riley would not be performing on a day that isn't scheduled as her day off. Although there were minimum signs around the theatre, I'm sure many audience members would have appreciated an announcement of some kind. I would recommend watching the show if you've never seen it, and I would like to come and watch again one day in hope that what I found disappointing this time round may just be the fact the show is new to the London stage and will be improved as the show prolongs.


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Watch the film first in order to understand the story as the musical does not give a clear depiction of key storylines.


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great entertainment

Very nice performance, singers were amazing. It was a bit too loud for the theatre, and very very warm in the theatre. This made it uncomfortable to sit in there for so long.


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Wonderful Dreamgirls

Great music , great colour & staging . I would go again in a heartbeat


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Fantastic a real good feel factor loved every minute of it. The costumes the stage design the performances were incredable. Could see it again to day.


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Less sad than the movie!

Saw the movie when I was younger and it broke my heart, had no intentions of going to see the play. Then, they did a preview at the Pride Festival of "Listen" and it was so good our whole group decided we had to go. We were not disappointed, really well done and not as oppressively tragic as the movie!


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Powerful

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Dterrific

Wonderful performance!


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Takes you back in time and sweeps you off your feet with breathtaking vocals

The show was one of the best I've ever seen. Not because of sophisticated special effects (the stage was pretty simple) but because of the actors and their incredible voices! I would recommend this show to everyone!


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Voices of heaven!

There voices sounded amazing together and individually. They all worked well together put on a fabulous show. Thoroughly enjoyed the night !


London Box Office customer

IF YOU LOVE MUSIC YOU WILL LOVE THIS SHOW.

IDEAL FOR ANYONE - EVEN KIDS DESPITE THERE BEING A COUPLE OF NAUGHTY WORDS IN THE SCRIPT - NOTHING SHOCKING THOUGH OR UNNECESSARY.


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Must see,vibrant,emotional,amazing

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So good, I paid to watch it twice!

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Classic

The show is very well gone and you can't help but leave with a couple of the songs in your heart.


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Amazing

One of the best shows I've seen. Amber was Amazing!!!!!!!!


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Great music, great energy, and tons of dun

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Most enjoyable

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Mind blowingly good

I saw this in march with a friend and as it is my 2 daughters favourite film, I decided to take them as a joint birthday treat.We were not disappointed. Amber Riley wasnt playing Effie White when we went in march as she was ill, so last night was a treat. I thought it was excellent first time round, but Amber Riley ...oh my what a voice and she is so emotive in her singing. The rest of the cast is fantastic too - nobody is weak and they all hold their own. From dazzling costumes, to seemless scenery changes to wonderful harmonies.... Dont miss this show, its a must.... you really wont be disappointed.


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Magical

Amazing show!! Absolutely flawless!! But should lock the doors once it has started late people were very distracting!!


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Uplifting!

A fantastic, feel good musical. Love the film and the stage show did not disappoint.


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Must see pruduction

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Fantastic show!

Wonderful show! songs that hit you in the chest and make your heart swell! So pleased we got to see Amber Riley. If you've seen the film you know the story, and this show does not disappoint. Brilliant costume changes, sets, lightings, songs, acting, dancing- the works! A lady in front said it was a bit loud, but then she should've gone to see something else as I thought it was perfection! Went to the Saturday matinee and it was fab!


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Superb!

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A Must See!!

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Amazing Show !!

3 spontaneous well deserved standing ovations during the show. That's how good it is. Let's begin with the cast. It is extremely good with no weak points. But the following three members deserve special attention. Adam Bernard as James thunder early reminded me of James brown with the dancing grace of Michael Jackson. Liisi Lafontaine as Deena Jones completely surprised me, as at the beginning she seems transparent with little to no voice, but at the end of the show with her transformation as a superstar she is charismatic, strong with a very beautiful full voice. Finally what can be said about Amber Riley ? Great acting with amazing, emotional, guttural knock out performances. Her rendition of "and. Telling you" is surely one of the great performances of any musical. This is award deserving performance. Incredible. It left me speechless. Go see that show, with that cast. As I said, several deserved standing ovations during the show.


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Amazing show! Would definitely see it again!

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Great music

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It was first impressed musical in my life

Ive never felt like this before i qatched this musical. It was so powerful and i felt so regretful that i didnt watch musical everyday. I could feel the characters feeling cause they act well. Thank hoh for that i could feel the first impressed the powerful feeling abt musical.


London Box Office customer

A sparkling epic!

Amber Riley's powerful vocals and range is amazing in her performances of the epic numbers. The other Dream girls did not fall short either and should deserve as much credit for carrying the show .


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Entertaining

Take a hanky. ....beautiful production and strory emotive.


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Amazing

Definitely amongst the top three shows I have ever seen on the West End.


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A must see

The theatre is beautiful to start with, and the show is amazing. Karen Mav was absolutely amazing and completely stole the show. Having watched the film numerous times the stage show was just as good, if not better. I loved it.


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A must see

When we arrived and realised that Amber Riley wasn't signing I was at first a little disappointed but that fear was soon a memory has the you sat back and enjoyed some quality vocals from the who cast.


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A must see

It was a fantastic show


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doesn't stop for one second.....

This show so good.The production is amazing and the company does the material justice with respect. Its great to see such care to bring this show back.Best American musical of the last 30 years. Classic.


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Stunning extravaganza of Talent

Pay a little extra for a ticket treat yourself it's worth it


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Amazing!

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you must see this its just great!!!

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Fantastic show everyone will enjoy

Nothing to dislike. From start to finish it has the WOW factor


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A must see

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Great entertainment

Nothing to dislike about this show . Great acting and singing was superb


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Amazing!

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Fantastic! Must see!

Amazing vocals and performances with a great story!


London Box Office customer

Slow start and ending with a crescendo

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Must seen musical, Awful experience with a member of staff!!

Over all the show was fantastic, the story line at time was fast to keep up with, the singers was flawless. Unfortunately awful experience with a member of staff. With it being a musical my understanding the audience was allowed to sing along with the show, this wasn't the case, staff member asked could stop singing along with the show, I asked why, he said 4 people complained that others couldn't hear the music, the gentlemen beside me said the staff member was out of order the way he spoken to us and our singing was acceptable and wasn't out of order, At the time my friends wanted to leave due to this experience I told my friends to remain seated, in hindsight we should of left at the time, the I whole situation made us uncomfortable and spoiled our night. I am sure never to return to the The Savoy Theatre again. Thanks!!


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A must see!

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Fantasic

Take your own treats and drink if you can very expensive, £10 for two small bottles of water and two packs of peanuts.


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Astonishing

A remarkable show, flawless in execution, costume, script and talent. Amber Riley is an absolute must-see.


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Fabulasmost

Most enjoyable from start to finish


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Fabulously entertaining

We saw the original in NY in 1981. This production was excellent; great cast and we love the theater.


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Dream show

The best show ever Amber Riley is incredible I was moved to tears with her voice I will book and see the show again


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A must see

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A must see

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Great show. Definitely worth seeing


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Phenominal

This was the best musical I have ever seen. Amazing performance by all cast


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Amazing! Must See

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Would definitely recommend to see!

Such a beautiful, well written musical! Amazing talent to sing and dance the way they did. I would definitely see it again.


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Colorful Musical

Overall was good BUT thegirl who played Deena Jones wasn't that good. Although, initially I was hoping to watch Amber Riley to play the Effie White, but her replacement was great!


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Magical

Ansolutley loved the film, this represented that. Was not disappointed at all, would recommend this show to anyone.


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Fantastic, feel good show a must see!

Such a fabulous show. The Dreamgirls is one of my favourite films so I was hoping the theatre could do it just and I wasn't disappointed. Absolutely amazing, amazing voices, acting, staging, costumes, dancing could see if over and over again.


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VOICE SENSATIONAL

Amazing!


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Creaive

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Amazing vocals

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Fantastic Show

A first class musical with vibrant


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A delightful experience

The music and entertainment was really good. The singers delivery of the well known songs from the movie and song by world acclaimed musicians/ singing artists, were remarkable. The best seating in the Savoy theatre for the Dreamgirls show, were in the middle on the Grand Circle and the Dress Circle due to the stage being slightly high. Also, easily accessible to the bar, toilets and so on.


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Sensational!

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Fantastic and emotional

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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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