Savoy Theatre

Strand, London, WC2R 0ET GB

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls Tickets

4.8/5
based on 130 reviews

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Starring: Amber Riley, Ruth Brown, Karen Mav

Booking from: Saturday, 19 November 2016

Booking until: Saturday, 21 October 2017

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)

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Important Information

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. One of the alternates will perform on 1 out of 8 performances per week, currently scheduled for Monday evenings. This is subject to change and may be affected by holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers’ control.


Booking from:
Saturday, 19 November 2016

Booking until:
Saturday, 21 October 2017

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

Customer Reviews

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Theatregoers:
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based on 130 reviews

Amazing - Amber Riley was utterly fabulous!

This show was musical theatre at its best - loud, sparkling and emotional! Yes the story isn't new - its a loose tale of an American Girl Band trying to breakthrough, but it is done exceptionally well and all the cast were brilliant, the dancing, the costumes and the powerful songs were incredible. Amber Riley was truly fabulous - her voice was so powerful. Her co stars had exceptional voices too. It is loud but I could hear clearly form a seat in the middle of the dress circle, it wasn't too loud and the audience last night gave several standing ovations - even mid show!! Don't listen to the haters give it a go!


London Box Office customer

Must see

Would defo go again!


London Box Office customer

Great singing and very sparkly!

London Box Office customer

Incredible show

I was blown away by this production and highly recommend it. Fantastic night out.


London Box Office customer

The singing was fabulous

I've seen the film, and this production just made want to go home and watch again. The voices were tremendous and the story was told so well. Would go back again.. I went with 2 people who had been before and they loved it even more


London Box Office customer

Awesome!!

The show was amazing I would definitely recommend it.


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Unforgetable

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Incredible beyind words

The stand in for amber riley was absolutely incredible. Never have i seen 2 standing ovations during one song in all the musicals i have seen. Three very talented ladies lead last nights performance and blew me away!


London Box Office customer

Breath taking

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Amazing

I really liked the film and wanted to see Amber Riley, she wasn't playing Effie but MARISHA WALLACE was amazing. 3 standing ovations and she made me cry. Please support this show, it is worth every penny!!


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Simply Outstanding Show

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Outstanding

Saw the original on Broadway in NYC - 35 years ago - this was even more spectacular --- a must see for anyone coming to London


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Wonderful

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A must see for any Musical fan

Fabulous singing throughout . Not a duff note or song. Costumes were top notch and snazzy lighting which really enhanced the performance. Some big West End stars in the making .


London Box Office customer

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

Please go and see this show, you wont be disappointed. The whole cast have incredible voices and the dances are fabulous. The scenery at first seems simple, but it is oh so effective and really creates the setting. Amber Riley was indisposed the night I went and sadly i didnt get the name of her understudy for 08/03, but she was totally and utterly spell-bindingly good. I cried at the end of the first act - it was so powerful and emotional. Just go and see for yourself.....


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Dazzling!

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Not My Cuppa Tea

Didn't really know what to expect from this show, but unfortunately it didn't rock my boat. The two main things for me were; the music didn't sound great sitting up in the gods and there wasn't much to the imagination with regards to the storyline. ☹️⭐️⭐️/5


London Box Office customer

Exceptionally talented cast

Dreamgirls was a visual and aural feast. The music and acting was outstanding and the entire audience lept to their feet and gave a standing ovation.


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Exceptional Show

Fantastic show from minute the curtain went up. Packed with excellent music, acting and energy. Standing ovation at the end and throughout the show we rocked!


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Recommended

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Disappointing

With all the hype and reviews for this show we were expecting something much more entertaining. The story is poor. There are 2 good songs and that's it really. Not the actors fault- just the quality of writing really. There are much better shows on offer in the West End.


London Box Office customer

Amazing show

Absolutely superb show, amazingly talented cast. Fabulous costumes and score. Beautiful theatre. We had a wonderful time!


London Box Office customer

Amber is just wonderful. Goosebumps everywhere

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Better than Incredible!!!!

This has to have been by far the BEST show I have ever seen in the theatre!! The atmosphere, vibes, performances, outfits, EVERYTHING was absolutely amazing. Suggest everyone to go and see! Amber Riley's performance gave me goosebumps!


London Box Office customer

Fabulous a must see

Absolutely brilliant Amber Riley was as good as Jennifer Holliday


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Murphys law

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Blow your mind and make your hair stand on end!

Absolutly epic! You will want to dance, sing & cry... the vocals were off the scale, the costumes were not only fabulous but the changes were so clever. It's a must see for all!


London Box Office customer

Very emotional

The show is truly amazing. As soon as Effi uses her vocal cords, chills ran down my spine. The theatre itself is rather confined, as most things in London are.


London Box Office customer

This was a good show and the performances were fair. Amber Riley however was exceptional and it was her performance which prompted me to score the show as good overall.


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Glittery, fantastic, great energy, a must see!!!!

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Amazing, a Must See

Amber Riley stole the show.


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Outstanding!!!!

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Sixties

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A fantastic performance

Who could fail to be moved by Amber Riley singing 'And I'm Telling You' This is a small theatre, the sound quality is excellent and her performance was emotional believable and intense. However the whole cast gave 100% and the music and storyline fantastic.


London Box Office customer

Very good show. Amber was an amazing actress and her voice was outstanding.


London Box Office customer

Non stop

Effie and jimmy earlys characters stole the show. The girl playing Deena didnt have a very strong voice. They changed the words on listen and I felt that it was ruined by this. While I understand that everyone wouldn't have seen dreamgirls before and they have to explain to people what was happening it took away from that song ants part of the show.


London Box Office customer

Absolutely awesome show out of this world

The show was absolutely amazing. Effey was out of this world was an amazing talent along with the rest of the cast especially jimmy and he definitely has soul


London Box Office customer

Must see!

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amazing

London Box Office customer

Fabulous, Fabulous,Fabulous

From the moment you arrive at this very special location, tucked inside one of Londons oldest hotels, the magic begins. From the art deco interior to the helpful and engaging staff the whole evening was fabulous. I would have liked to upgrade to the VIP package, which I have had before but this wasn't available on the website? This however did not effect the amazing performance that all cast members provided.


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Sensational

London Box Office customer

Brilliant singing from leads

Fantastic singing throughout, particularly from the leading lady and lead man. Story ok. Great costumes and lighting. Clever staging. All in all a good show.


London Box Office customer

Not to be missed

Phenomenal performances by all; music outstanding, dancing incredible, acting sensational. Loved it!


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Loud, Proud and full of SOUL!

Loved this musical, I would see it again. The cast are amazing and the acting leads to the songs seamlessly.


London Box Office customer

Spectacular

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Amazing voices

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Best Show I've seen

Dream Girls is the best musical I have EVER seen. The music is fantastic (will bring a tear to your eye). Standing ovation as the interval curtain fell at the end of the song "And I'm telling you". Just amazing from start to finish. Can't wait to see it again!


London Box Office customer

Fantastic lead actress well supported by cast

Our only true reason for initially wishing to see the show was because Amber Riley was playing lead - she way exceeded our expectations. Would not have gone otherwise as not a great deal of storyline, however, amazing singing by all and glad we went Amber Riley or no Amber Riley! :)


London Box Office customer

probably the best contemporary musical i have seen.

the bar areas and cloakroom are tiny - actually smaller than tiny and not suitable really for the number of people; also be sure not just to stand in the que when you arrive..............this was for restricted entry but lack of staff on hand was not good.


London Box Office customer

Amazing show

Absolutely fabulous. Singing amazing. Amber Riley is truly a star. Her voice is incredible and her acting is superb. She got a well deserved standing ovation when she sung " I am telling you ". I am definitely going to see this show again. It's the best show I have ever seen. All the cast were excellent.


London Box Office customer

15/10

Whatever the cost...... just go!!


London Box Office customer

Amazing, if you love the movie you'll definitely love the show!

London Box Office customer

Overrated

A vehicle for a 'star'. Poor story, no memorable music, just very loud singing, covering a weak story line. Many, many better shows in the West End.


London Box Office customer

Great singers - great costumes a must see

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Like getting a wam hug from your Granny

Amazing voices!!


London Box Office customer

Amazing, vibrant must see!

Amazing performance. I'm a regular theatre goer but the effort and dedication in this dream girls performance was unmatched. I wanted to see Amber Riley but the actress was even better!


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ONE NIGHT ONLY

Brilliant production. The cast were excellent especially Amber Riley. High recommend this play. Production was awesome....For one night only....One happy customer


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Amber Riley is anazing

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Must See

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Spectacular

The cast is uniformly outstanding and Amber Riley is a revelation in the lead


London Box Office customer

Dreamgirls, dream night out

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wow

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A must see!

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Sensational...!

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Amazing!!

Fantastic show! The quality of the singing is amazing! It's like going to a Jennifer Hudson and Beyoncé concert combined! Sooo powerful! The set is stunning!! & amazing dance acts! I have been to a lot of Westend shows but this one tops them all!!! I would highly recommend it to all!!


London Box Office customer

Incredible

This show took my breath away! It's been a dream to see it on stage and it was well worth the wait! Amber Riley was incredible and brought me and my mum to tears with her heart felt performance! When I watched it all I could think was when can I see this again! Booking tickets immediately! So many diamonds I needed sun glasses! Xxxx


London Box Office customer

Amazing

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Amazing! Best show I have seen!

Best show! I have seen it twice now. Amber Riley is out of this world. I have never heard a voice like it! This show is working class.


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Captivating

The theater alone was a pleasure to be in


London Box Office customer

lovely music

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Emotional but truly uplifting

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DREAM DAY

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole show and it was easy to understand and follow the story with the change in the music and attitudes during the decades. The singing (especially Effy character) gave us goose bumps. Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon


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Incredible

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Amazing from start to finish

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so amazing I am still feeling the joy

The show was amazing I truly connected with the story and the music was excellent want to see it again and again


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Brilliant a must see

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Dreamgirls

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Excellent Theatre and fabulous Show

Would highly recommend the Savoy Theatre and the show was amazing. Loved every second of it. Will be revisiting this Theatre again


London Box Office customer

I want to watch it again!

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An amazing night out!

London Box Office customer

Fabulous singing

The cast were great. The show was fabulous but overshadowed by a noisy female behind me swearing her head off! Not decent behaviour considering the surroundings. However this isn't a negative comments about the show but it impacted on my enjoyment. The theatre was also a little cold.


London Box Office customer

Standing Ovation Well Deserved

Fabulous - incredible talent. exhilarating from start to the end.


London Box Office customer

Fantastic show !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

London Box Office customer

What talent!

What a fabulous show Dreamgirls is. My daughter really wanted to see Amber Riley as Effie as she is a huge Glee fan but the actress who replaced her and the entire cast are excellent, so talented. In fact we want to book up to see it again


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AMAZING!

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