Dreamgirls UK Tour 2021 – Nicole Racquel Dennis to play Effie

Dreamgirls UK Tour is coming to a theatre near you in 2021. Nicole Raquel Dennis will play Effie White in the tour production. Tickets are now on sale.

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The Dreamgirls UK Tour 2021 will begin this autumn and visit Birmingham, Sunderland, Hull, Nottingham, Liverpool, Norwich, Canterbury and Leeds. Further venues and dates are to be announced.

Due to COVID-19 performances in Bristol, Milton Keynes, Blackpool, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh are being postponed. Watch this space for updates.

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 Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Tuesday 8 December – Saturday 2 January 2021

Sunderland Empire
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 23 January 2021

New Theatre Hull
Tuesday 26 January – Saturday 6 February 2021

Nottingham Theatre Royal
Tuesday 9 – Saturday 20 February 2021

Liverpool Empire
Tuesday 23 February – Saturday 6 March 2021

Norwich Theatre Royal
16 – 27 March 2021

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
Tuesday 30 March – Saturday 10 April 2021

Grand Theatre Leeds
Tuesday 13 April – Saturday 1 May 2021

Dreamgirls UK Tour will continue throughout 2021 with further venues and dates to be announced.

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