Dreamgirls On Sale

April 27, 2021 | By | Reply More

New Playhouse dates for R’n’B smash hit

Dreamgirls, the 1960s-set musical about the rise and rise of a three person R’n’B girl group, is now set to hit the Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2022 in its rescheduled tour with tickets now on general sale.

Nicole Dennis is billed to play the iconic role of Effie White in the show which was originally staged on Broadway in 1981 and made into a film with Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose in 2006. Further casting will be announced at a later date.

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

The production will now open at the Liverpool Empire for Christmas 2021 and is booked through to the end of 2022. It comes to Edinburgh for two weeks on Tuesday 5 April, 2022, visit His Majesties Aberdeen for two weeks from 30 August 2022 and the Glasgow King’s from Monday 10 October 2022.

The original musical won six Tony awards from 13 nominations. The original cast sound track won won a Grammy – with Jennifer Holliday winning the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, the Act 1 closer that is a hit in its own right.

Indeed, Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen’s original songs, including Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only are so strong in their own right that reviews of the 2016 London revival said it almost sounded like a jukebox musical.

The Dreams

The Dreams are Effie, Lorrell and Deena, three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. The three friends 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.

Further casting for the Dreamgirls UK tour will 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.

Listings and links

Dreamgirls
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 16 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and Details: Book here.

The original sound tracks and movie are available from Amazon. Click the images for details:

Dreamgirls on tour 2022:
Tue 14 Dec 2021 – Sat 1 Jan 2022 Liverpool
Empire
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Weds 5 – Sat 22 Jan 2022 Bristol
Hippodrome
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Tue 25 Jan – Sat 5 Feb 2022 Milton Keynes
Theatre
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Weds 23 Feb – Sat 5 March 2022 Sunderland
Empire
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Tue 8 – Sat 19 March 2022 Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
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Tue 5 – Sat 16 April 2022 Edinburgh
Playhouse
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Tue 19 – Sat 30 April 2022 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
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Mon 9 – Sat 14 May 2022 London
New Wimbledon Theatre
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Tue 17 – Sat 28 May 2022 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
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Tue 31 May – Sat 11 June 2022 Norwich
Theatre Royal
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Tue 21 June – Sat 9 July 2022 Leeds
Grand Theatre
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Tue 12 – Sat 23 July 2022 Canterbury
Marlowe Theatre
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Tue 26 July – Sat 6 Aug 2022 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
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Tue 9 – Sat 20 Aug 2022 Llandudno
Venue Cymru
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Tue 30 Aug – Sat 10 Sept 2022 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
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Tue 13 – Sat 24 Sept 2022 Manchester
Palace Theatre
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Tue 27 Sept – Sat 1 October 2022 Oxford
New Theatre
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Mon 10 – Sat 22 October 2022 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
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Tue 25 Oct – Sat 5 Nov 2022 Blackpool
Winter Gardens
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Mon 14 – Sat 19 Nov 2022 Southampton
Mayflower Theatre
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Tue 22 Nov – Sat 3 Dec 2022 Northampton
Royal And Derngate
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Tue 6 – Sat 31 Dec 2022 Birmingham
Alexandra Theatre
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