Dreamgirls UK Tour has been postponed. New dates will be advised in due course.
The Dreamgirls UK Tour 2021 which was to have begun this autumn and visit Birmingham, Sunderland, Hull, Nottingham, Liverpool, Norwich, Canterbury and Leeds has been postponed due to the pandemic with new dates to be advised.
The Producer issued the following statement: –
As we wait for further guidance from the government regarding the re-opening of theatres, and due to the inevitable knock-on effect that social distancing restrictions have had on the production’s timetable, we must regretfully inform you that the upcoming 2020-2021 tour of Dreamgirls has been postponed.
Unfortunately, this means that the performances which were due to take place between September and May 2021 have now been cancelled. If you currently hold a ticket for the scheduled dates, you do not need to do anything for the moment as your ticket provider will be in contact.
Featuring the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’, ‘Listen’ and ‘One Night Only’, this sensational, multi-award-winning new 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.
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.
Nicole Raquel Dennis will play the role of Effie White in this first-ever Dreamgirls UK Tour.
Nicole Raquel Dennis said “Effie has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl and now I will get to share her with audiences around the UK. To say I’m excited is an understatement”
.A finalist on ITV’s The Voice in 2019, Nicole 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 who won an Oscar (Best Supporting Actress) for playing Effie White in the 2006 Oscar-winning film adaptation of Dreamgirls the musical.
Before opening in the Dreamgirls tour, Nicole will remain in the original West End company of Dear Evan Hansen (Nöel Coward Theatre) in which she plays Alana Beck. Nicole’s other London stage credits include The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Waitress (Adelphi Theatre) and the West End production of Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre).
Nicole Dennis will play the role of Effie White in the Dreamgirls UK tour at certain performances with further casting to be announced soon.
This award-winning production is Directed and Choreographed by Olivier® and Tony® Award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Mean Girls, Disney’s Aladdin and Something Rotten!), with Set and Costume Design by Tim Hatley, Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone, Hair Design by Josh Marquette and Music Supervision by Nick Finlow.
With Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen and Music by Henry Krieger, with Additional Material by Willie Reale, the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls the musical, Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett, opened in 1981 and subsequently won six Tony® Awards. The original cast recording won two Grammy® Awards for Best Musical Album and Best Vocal Performance for Jennifer Holliday’s ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.’
Updated 8 February 2021
The Dreamgirls Tour has been postponed. New dates in due course.
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