Dreamgirls posts West End closing notices for January, but a UK tour is planned

05 Jun
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
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Two years after London audiences welcomed DREAMGIRLS to the Savoy Theatre, the much-loved musical will play its final performance on Saturday 12 January 2019, before news of a UK tour. Are you going to squeeze in an extra visit before it’s too late?

Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.

Amber Riley, famous for her role in the US TV series Glee, originally starred as Effie White when the production first opened (the role won her an Olivier Award), alongside Liisi Lafontaine as Deena and Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell. The current cast has featured Marisha Wallace, Moya Angela and Karen Mav sharing the iconic role of Effie White, with Asmeret Ghebremichael as Lorrell Robinson and Brennyn Lark as Deena Jones.

With book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry KriegerDreamgirls is directed and choreographed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Aladdin and Something Rotten!), with set design by Tim Hatley, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Richard Brooker and hair design by Josh Marquette. The musical supervisor is Nick Finlow, the orchestrator is Harold Wheeler, with additional material by Willie Reale.