The first ever UK tour of hit musical Dreamgirls, which was due to start in 2020, will now open at the Liverpool Empire Theatre this December before visiting cities right across the country throughout 2022 and into 2023.
Featuring the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen and One Night Only, the multi-award-winning production of Dreamgirls had its critically acclaimed West End Premiere in December 2016 at London’s Savoy Theatre, 35 years on from opening on Broadway.
Nicole Raquel Dennis To Star in Dreamgirls UK Tour
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.
2019 ITV The Voice finalist Nicole Raquel Dennis will play the role of Effie White in the UK tour of Dreamgirls. Her London stage credits include Alana Beck in the original West End cast of Dear Evan Hansen (BBTA winner – Best Supporting Actress in a Musical), the original West End cast of Waitress (Adelphi Theatre), The Book Of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre) and Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre).
Nicole will play the role of Effie White in the Dreamgirls UK tour at certain performances with further casting to be announced soon.
The show’s opening is subject to the government allowing indoor performances to begin with sufficient notice, understanding what restrictions on social distancing and audience attendance caps are imposed, the public health status, and the availability of insurance cover either from the market or more likely from a government indemnity scheme.
Dreamgirls UK Tour 2021 -2022
- Tue 14 December 2021 – Sat 1 January 2022 Liverpool Empire
- Wed 5 January – Sat 22 January 2022 Bristol Hippodrome
- Tue 25 January – Sat 5 February 2022 Milton Keynes Theatre
- Wed 23 February – Sat 5 March 2022 Sunderland Empire
- Tue 8 March – Sat 19 March 2022 Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
- Tue 5 April – Sat 16 April 2022 Edinburgh Playhouse
- Tue 19 April – Sat 30 April 2022 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff *
- Mon 9 May – Sat 14 May 2022 New Wimbledon Theatre
- Tue 17 May – Sat 28 May 2022 Nottingham Theatre Royal
- Tue 31 May – Sat 11 June 2022 Norwich Theatre Royal
- Tue 21 June – Sat 9 July 2022 Leeds Grand Theatre
- Tue 12 July – Sat 23 July 2022 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
- Tue 26 July – Sat 6 August 2022 Theatre Royal Plymouth
- Tue 9 August – Sat 20 August 2022 Venue Cymru, Llandudno
- Tue 30 August – Sat 10 September 2022 His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
- Tue 13 September – Sat 24 September 2022 Palace Theatre, Manchester
- Tue 27 September – Sat 1 October 2022 New Theatre, Oxford
- Mon 10 October – Sat 22 October 2022 King’s Theatre, Glasgow
- Tue 25 October – Sat 5 November 2022 Winter Gardens, Blackpool
- Mon 14 November – Sat 19 November 2022 Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
- Tue 22 November – Sat 3 December 2022 Royal & Derngate, Northampton
- Tue 6 December – Sat 31 December 2022 The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
- The tour will continue and further venues and dates for 2023 will be announced in due course. Visit Dreamgirls UK Tour official website for further information.
- Tickets for the performances of Dreamgirls at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff go on sale Friday 14 May 2021. Visit www.wmc.org.uk for details.
- Dreamgirls West End Photo by Matt Crockett