Dreamgirls is coming to Manchester in first ever UK tour

The first ever UK tour of the hit musical, which was due to start in 2020, will come to the Palace Theatre next year

Tickets are going on sale tomorrow for the first ever UK tour of hit musical Dreamgirls, which is coming to Manchester next year.

The tour, 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, this 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.

Photo: Brinkhoff Moegenburg

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 limit.

Photo: Matt Crockett

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).

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.

Hudson won an Oscar (Best Supporting Actress) for her portrayal of Effie White in the 2006 Oscar-winning motion picture adaptation of Dreamgirls which also starred Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.

Photo: Matt Crockett

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 original Broadway production of Dreamgirls was directed by Michael Bennett.

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.

Dreamgirls will come to the Palace Theatre from Tuesday 13th September – Saturday 24th September 2022. A full tour schedule can be found at dreamgirlsthemusical.co.uk. Tickets go on sale 10am Tuesday 27th April 2021 from atgtickets.com.


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