Savoy Theatre

Strand, London, WC2R 0ET GB

Dreamgirls
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Dreamgirls Tickets

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Starring: Amber Riley , Ruth Brown , Karen Mav

Booking until: Saturday, 12 January 2019

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)

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Booking until:
Saturday, 12 January 2019

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

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 The Daily Telegraph

A dream of a show The Stage

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

Customer Reviews

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Recommended for:

Anyone
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Families
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Teenagers
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Couples
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Theatregoers
93%

based on 689 reviews

Superbe spectacle

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Best singing I have ever heard

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Average

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Fabulicious a must see

This show is awesome. Anyone & everyone should see it. The song your gonna love me gave me goose bumps. I can't say enough about it love love love


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Seen better

Costumes, dancing, music effort all amazing. We were in Row F and the view was faultless. The negatives were the voices of the talented singers were forced and strained to achieve the soul feeling. They don't need to be that loud. Maybe we were too close.


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Excellent from start to finish!

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Dreamgirls was a dream

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Amazing show

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Great acting

Effie was great. The acting from the cast was good only the show is not live music. Costumes were great and lighting as well. Good show


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must see

This was an amazing, wonderful musical, i felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand up at parts. i recommend anyone who likes musicals to watch but it is definitely a girly musical.


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There were a couple crude sexual innuendos that I thought were inappropriate for under 15. The volume was also too high for such a small venue especially for the Effie character. Over all we enjoyed this production a great deal.


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Great Experience, but bring ear plugs

When seeing DREAM GIRLSS you have one of two choices. (1) Take out your hearing aids, or (2) Bring Ear Plugs. The decibel levels were extremely high and it made the entire performance unpleased because our family all walk out with a harsh head ache. Possibly sitting in another section would help, but unfortunately we all had a bad experience. This makes the excellent singing go down the tube and you turn off high levels. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!! IT HAS GIVEN ME A VERY BAD OPINION OF DREAM GIRLS.


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Gorgeous dresses

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production!

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A must see

That is a show ! Energetic, colourful, amazing acting... Makes you laugh until you can't breathe then cry a river A must see if you want to experience a true Broadway show


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Sparkly with good vocals but sloppy

Storyline not bad , singing excellent , acting good, dancing very sloppy . Needed cleaning .


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Outfits and voices outstanding

The singing and costumes were out of this world. The show was good and flowed well. The seats are small with no space for legs and very hard and uncomfortable.


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Fierce & Fabulous

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Capital D for Dreamgirls

A fantastic show, voices were hair raising at times bad story I loved.


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Excellent, brilliant voices a must see

Excellent show really enjoyed it . Considering we had tickets in the God’s the view was still good albeit a little on the loud side . But definitely a must see fully recommended


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Do not go in hot weather

Whilst the show was fun to watch the dialogue was poor and in the heat it became unbearable to sit in the theatre so we had to leave early.


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Great entertainment

Great fun show


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amazing

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Spectacular

Amazing feel good show. Cannot wait to go back!


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Coloful

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Fantastic

The show was fantastic. Effie was awesome. And the rest of the crew were so professional and gave a brilliant performance. I give them 10 out of 10. Absolutely loved it .


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FAB SHOW

The show was excellent with high quality singing from all of the cast, great sets and costumes.


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Amazing Soul Singers!

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Great show! Very entertaining.

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Mind blowing goddess

I have never been in a theater before so this was mind blowing for me, my sister and my brother. We were just speechless and so amazed by how lightning, decore and actresses clothes and hairstyles were changed from scene to another so seamlessly and to top it all off the music and the singing just brought it to a whole nother level.


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Great show real story

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Boring

Vocals sounded like actors were shouting or screaming to compete with the music. Slow story line.


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One for the Ladies, Girl power

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great show, old theater, for those who love the movie

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Visually spectacular, a must see!

Honestly was blown away by the whole experience. The acting and singing was too-notch and full of charismatic performances. We sat in the middle of the dress circle and were fortunate to have a great view. I had read beforehand that it might be very loud and in some instances the volume was amped up, but that didn’t take away from the overall experience. Kudos also to the set and lighting designers, as they did an outstanding job!


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Great!

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Fantastic

Absolutely had the best night, amazing show.


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Vivid show

Great performance, excellent singers, beautiful decors, a must see


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spend funds elsewhere

i go to the theatre to hopefully enjoy the experience. this was far from the case for dreamgirls. music was far too loud and often unintelligible. theatre itself was far too hot. not a good night at all, frankly wouldn't recommend the show at all.


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Good for people who enjoy little dialogue / story and lots of songs and dancing

My wife enjoyed the show immensely, I couldn't follow the plot, although to be fair I don't really think there was one, the dialogue was mainly sung and hard to catch. The performances were however very professional, particularly the lead female who has a phenomenal voice. Some of the songs were really good, lots were fairly average. I think if big costumes, dancing and razzle dazzle is your thing then you will enjoy this show a lot. To be honest I am glad I went along but I could happily live having not seen it and I wouldn't go again


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A must see... amazing voice!!

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Disappointed

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2 Hours of Screaming

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Fantastic night!

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Very loud and incoherent

This is a very loud show where most of the music and acting is shouting at each other. There doesn't seem to be a great deal of melodic music or variation. Also I couldn't understand most of the dialog or the lyrics due to the shouting style.


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Outstanding

My friend and I had been promising ourselves tickets for the past 2 years, tickets were expensive , but eventually found the right price for our budget and had really good seats. Outstanding cast, we laughed we cried it was spine tingling when the actress who plays Effie sang amazing voice with great projection and passion. Could have done with being one row back as we did feel a little too close to the stage but that did not stop us enjoying every single second of the show.


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Memorable Outing

Great performances by cast, strong vocals & fantastic singing


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Dreamgirls

Very colourful but the songs were not memorable would have been better if they were known Motown numbers


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Stunning and sparkling!

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Factual

Took a little time to get going and follow the storyline. Amazing singers but found that some songs sounded more shouty


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A must see! Moving.

The seats although upper circle were very good and the general atmosphere was amazing. Definitely worth seeing. The singing absolutely amazing.


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The voices were not audible as to the lyrics

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Positively Loud

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Energetic and exciting

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Amazing show!

Such a great show with amazing singers! The only thing I would say is it too loud at times, making it difficult to understand what some of the characters were saying at points as it became distorted with the sheer volume. All in all was an amazing theatre performance and would recommend it to anyone!


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Absolutely fantastic from start to finish and the theatre is absolutely wonderful

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Fantastic singing


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Bloody spectacular

Really good evening - staff were great, very engaging and chatt throughout the night. Straight forward collecting tickets and getting to your seat. Good evening overall!


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We were evacuated from the theater after the first half and didn’t get to c the rest of the show ( I think there was a fire somewhere)


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funny and interestinf

the show was great and the music was too loud


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high energy, fun & emotional performance!

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absolutely amazing

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I’m in awe of the talent!

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Good Story

A little loud in places, but overall very good show.


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A must see show, totally amazing...

This was the most amazing show. the singing was out of this world, just mind blowing talent.


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Unbelievable voices

Bit slow to start, but in the end what an absolutely fabulous show. Not going for the story line which was ok, but the voices and talents of all the singers. One song in particular will remain with you. outstanding.


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Insane vocals, loved it

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Spectacular

Had a cheeky bit of fun thrown in and amazing singing


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Great Show, Full of Soul

Fantastic Show. Full of energy and superb Music. Acting was excellent and really enjoyed the guy who was like a young James Brown. Excellent Show and was a very much loved Birthday treat for my Wife.


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That’s

I love dreamgirls - watched the movie at least 3 times. I had standard expectations that were completely surpassed! And I’m someone that admittedly is difficult to please. I was in awe of their talent and couldn’t help but laugh out loud at jimmy early. Dark chocolate brother with sooo much talent


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great show, especially Jimmy!

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Fabulous Show

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Breathtaking

It never stops and you’re overwhelmed by light, sound, music, costumes, actors, voices... the cast is simply amazing with special mention to the leads roles of Jimmy and Eve. Fantastic voices, acting and presence.


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Increadible

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Feel good music I was singing for days

Amazing show especially the songs which were performed brilliantly and so catchy I was singing them for days. I would definately go and see this show again


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Brilliant

I would go and see it again.


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Not the best show I have seen

I was disappointed with this show I thought the singing was at a very high pitch at times


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Great costumes. powerful singing!

Great overall


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Excellent entertainment. Great music. Terrific performances. Boundless energy. Great fun.


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Dreeeeeeeemgirlz

Utterly fabulous show breathtakingly superb singing, spine tingling....


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Outstanding

This was one of the best shows I’ve ever been lucky enough to see. From the unbelievable gifted singers to the story line I cannot praise them enough. They certainly gave Jennifer Hudson and Beyoncé a run for their money


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What a great show

Great show, amazing lead and the finale in the first half is probably the highlight of the show, such passion and energy. So many damp tissues following the last note! Wow!!


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It was an absolute dream!!!

This show is a must see. Highly glitzy and entertaining from start to finish.


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Amazing singing, swinging soul music and sparkling costumes

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Great show-great singers

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Love that show just perfect


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Dreamgirls

Fantastic performance !


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Not to be missed!!

Exceptional musical!! The singing and dancing were mind blowing. Magnificent costumes. Very emotional. Brought tears to my eyes and smiles to my face. So pleased we managed to purchase tickets when we visited London. I would suggest watching the DVD before you go so that you can get a better understanding of the story. Could not fault anything about the show.


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I am crazy about musicals and have seen many different shows around the world (London, New York, Helsinki, São Paulo, Toronto...). This was by far one of the best musical productions I have seen, especially because the actors hit it out of the ballpark! I would definitely recommend anyone who loves musicals and great singing to go see this show!


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FAB

Loved the show...everything about it was top class!


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They sing very well.

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Unfortunately, the person two seats down from us was very sick and we (and a number of other people) had to leave our seats and stand at the back for most of the first half of the show. We were then reseated during the interval. The staff were very attentive and looked after us well.


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Dazzling!

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Vocally powerful

Great singing and acting - a few nuances from the film were missing but it didn’t detract from the show


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unbelieveable performance from the lead singer, such a powerful voice.


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Wow Effies Voice! Visited 11/4/18

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Awesome show

Show was amazing and the seats were great value for money.


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Absolutely fantastic

Awesome- never been in tears at a musical before and was twice! Enough said!


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Brilliant!

All actors were incredibly enthusiastic and had amazing voices - so much energy! Was so refreshing to see an almost entirely African-American cast that stayed true to the historical background of the play. Would definitely go to see it again! Would thoroughly recommend.


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Enthralling

Not knowing anything about the Dreamgirls story line, I went along with an open mind. It was a play my friend wanted to see as she was a fan of the film. So tickets were purchased as a birthday present for her. Neither one of us was disappointed and left the show reeling over how good it was.


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Could Dreamgirls be coming to the West End?

14 Mar 2015

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.

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

04 Apr 2016

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.

Who will be your Dream Girl?

17 May 2016

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.

Review: DREAMGIRLS at The Savoy Theatre

11 Jan 2017

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'.

Dreamgirls sets closing date in the West End

12 Jun 2018

Dreamgirls Hurry! If you haven't seen the glorious DREAMGIRLS in the West End you only have until January 12th when it closes in the West End ahead of a national tour.

It's one of the best loved musicals of the past 50 years, a reputation cemented by a terrific movie and the rave reviews of both critics and audiences who have seen it at the Savoy Theatre.


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