Dreamgirls UK Tour 2021 – 23. Tour schedule and tickets

Dreamgirls UK Tour commences at the Liverpool Empire in December 2021 prior to touring in 2022-23.

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The Dreamgirls UK Tour 2021 starts at the Liverpool Empire in December 2021 and will tour throughout 2022-23 across the UK.

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.

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Brennyn Lark and Company of Dreamgirls West End. Photo: Matt Crockett

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”

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Nicole Raquel Dennis. Photo: Matt Crockett

.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.

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Kimmy Edwards, Brennyn Lark and Asmeret Ghebremichael and company in West End Dreamgirls. Photo: Matt Crockett

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.’

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 2021-23

Updated 25 April 2021

14 December 2021 – 1 January 2022
Liverpool Empire
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5 – 22 January 2022
Bristol Hippodrome
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25 January – 5 February 2022
Milton Keynes Theatre
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On sale 10am Tuesday 27 April 2021

23 February – 5 March 2022
Sunderland Empire 
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On sale 10am Tuesday 27 April 2021

8 March – 19 March 2022
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
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On sale soon

5 April – 16 April 2022
Edinburgh Playhouse
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On sale 10am Tuesday 27 April 2021

19 April – 30 April 2022
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
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On sale Friday 14 May 2021

9 May – 14 May 2022
New Wimbledon Theatre
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On sale 10am Tuesday 27 April 2021

17 May – 28 May 2022
Theatre Royal Nottingham
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On sale Tuesday 4 May 2021

31 May – 11 June 2022
Theatre Royal Norwich
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On sale soon

21 June – 9 July 2022
Leeds Grand Theatre
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On sale Wednesday 28 April 2021

12 July – 23 July 2022
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
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26 July – 6 August 2022
Theatre Royal Plymouth
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On sale soon

9 August – 20 August 2022
Venue Cymru, Llandudno
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On sale Friday 30 April 2021

30 August – 10 September 2022
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
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On sale Tuesday 27 April 2021

13 September – 24 September 2022
Palace Theatre, Manchester
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On sale 10am Tuesday 27 April 2021

27 September – 1 October 2022
New Theatre, Oxford
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On sale 10am Tuesday 27 April 2021

10 October – 22 October 2022
King’s Theatre, Glasgow
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On sale 10am Tuesday 27 April 2021

25 October – 5 November 2022
Winter Gardens, Blackpool
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On sale Friday 23 April 2021

14 November – 19 November 2022
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
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On sale Thursday 13 May 2021

22 November – 3 December 2022
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
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6 December – 31 December 2022
The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
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On sale 10am Tuesday 27 April 2021

The tour will continue and further venues and dates for 2023 will be announced in due course.

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