Last Updated on 26 December 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team
Dreamgirls Musical Tour 2022
Dreamgirls the musical tours the UK for the first time from December 2021. The Dreamgirls musical tour follows the critically acclaimed West End season and will be coming to theatres across the UK through 2022.
More than half a century after Dreamgirls the musical hit Broadway, this iconic musical finally arrived in the West End in a new production by the award-winning director Casey Nicolaw (The Book Of Mormon, Aladdin, Mean Girls the musical) and now it’s your turn to see what all the fuss is about! Dreamgirls musical tour tickets are on sale now- see tour dates below.
WHAT IS DREAMGIRLS ABOUT?
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.
WHO IS IN THE CAST OF DREAMGIRLS MUSICAL TOUR?
Dreamgirls will star Nicole Raquel Dennis as Effie White with Sharlene Hector performing the iconic role at certain performances, Natalie Kassanga as Deena Jones, Paige Peddie as Lorrell Robinson, Dom Hartley-Harris as Curtis Taylor Jr., Brandon Lee Sears as Jimmy Early, Shem Omari James as C.C. White, Jo Servi as Marty and Brianna Ogunbawo as Michelle Morris.
The full company will include Shonah Buwu, Harvey Ebbage, Olivia Foster-Browne, Kellianna Jay,Ryan Kayode, Holly Liburd, Ross Meagrow, Samuel Nicholas, Nicole Nyarambi, Ilana Richardson and Josh Singleton.
A finalist on ITV’s The Voice in 2019, Nicole Raquel Dennis wowed viewers and judges at her blind audition, performing Dreamgirls mega-hit ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’ alongside team mentor Jennifer Hudson. Nicole Raquel Dennis will play the role of Effie White in the Dreamgirls UK tour at certain performances with further casting to be announced soon.
THE DREAMGIRLS CREATIVE TEAM
The Dreamgirls Musical Tour team are:-
Director – Casey Nicholaw
Set and Costume Designs – Tim Hatley
Lighting Design – Hugh Vanstone
Sound Design – Richard Booker
Hair Design – Josh Marquette
Music Supervision – Nick Finlow
WHO WROTE DREAMGIRLS?
With Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen and Music by Henry Krieger, with Additional Material by Willie Reale, the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls was Directed by Michael Bennett who Co-Choreographed the show with Michael Peters. The production opened in 1981 and subsequently won six Tony® Awards with the original cast recording winning two Grammy® Awards for Best Musical Album and Best Vocal Performance for Jennifer Holliday’s ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.’
WATCH THE DREAMGIRLS MUSICAL TOUR TRAILER
DREAMGIRLS MUSICAL TOUR SCHEDULE 2022
Tour schedule updated 8 May 2021
LIVERPOOL – Liverpool Empire
14 December 2021 – 1 January 2022
BRISTOL – Hippodrome Theatre
5 January – 22 January 2022
MILTON KEYNES – Milton Keynes Theatre
25 January – 5 February 2022
SUNDERLAND – Sunderland Empire
23 February – 5 March 2022
SHEFFIELD – Lyceum Theatre
8 March – 19 March 2022
EDINBURGH – Playhouse THEATRE
5 April – 16 April 2022
CARDIFF – Wales Millennium Centre
19 April – 30 April 2022
LONDON – New Wimbledon Theatre
9 May – 14 May 2022
NOTTINGHAM – Theatre Royal
17 May – 28 May 2022
NORWICH – Theatre Royal
31 May – 11 June 2022
On sale soon
LEEDS – Grand Theatre
21 June – 9 July 2022
CANTERBURY – Marlowe Theatre
12 July – 23 July 2022
PLYMOUTH – Theatre Royal
26 July – 6 August 2022
LLANDUDNO – Venue Cymru
9 August – 20 August 2022
ABERDEEN – His Majesty’s Theatre
30 August – 10 September 2022
MANCHESTER – Palace Theatre
Tuesday 13 September – Saturday 24 September 2022
OXFORD – New Theatre
27 September – 1 October 2022
GLASGOW – King’s Theatre
10 October – 22 October 2022
BLACKPOOL – Winter Gardens, Blackpool
25 October – 5 November 2022
SOUTHAMPTON – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
14 November – 19 November 2022
NORTHAMPTON – Royal & Derngate
22 November – 3 December 2022
BIRMINGHAM – The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
6 December – 31 December 2022
The tour will continue and further venues and dates for 2023 will be announced in due course.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.