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About Dreamgirls UK Tour
The multi award-winning musical Dreamgirls is touring the UK in 2020 for the first time. Following a sensational two-year West End run at The Savoy in London, Dreamgirls opens in Bristol in September 2020 and plays theatres in Blackpool, Milton Keynes, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Birmingham at the end of 2020 and with further dates and venues to be announced in 2021.
The Dreamgirls musical first debuted on Broadway in 1981. Directed by Michael Bennett, with music by Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, the Broadway show won six Tony Awards and was later adapted into the 2006 Oscar-winning film of the same name. Starring global megastar Beyoncé Knowles, the film also features A-listers Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx. Now the hit musical Dreamgirls embarks on its first ever UK tour, directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Casey Nicholaw.
Dreamgirls tickets for the musical are on sale now for their Blackpool tour date, with further ticket and event information available soon.
Dreamgirls Musical Story
Set in 1960s America, Dreamgirls tells the tale of a trio of talented singers and their rise to music stardom during a revolutionary yet turbulent time in history. Effie, Lorrell and Deena are The Dreams, a powerful girl group that goes on a musical rollercoaster of fame, fortune and show business, with many twists and turns along the way.
Their manager Curtis Taylor helps the group find their initial success in the music industry, but soon The Dreams are confronted with the often-ruthless reality of the highly competitive world in which they live. As tensions mount, divisions in the group dynamic threaten to take over and the girls’ friendship endures the ultimate test. Set to a stunning soundtrack of soaring soulful ballads and R&B hits, prepare to be dazzled by the world of Dreamgirls performed live in theatres across the UK.
Dreamgirls tickets are on sale now for their Blackpool date through Ticketmaster.co.uk.
The Dreamgirls soundtrack includes a spectacular musical score, featuring classic songs such as And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, I Am Changing, Listen and One Night Only. The musical production is set to send audiences soaring with soulful ballads, spinetingling vocals and contemporary R&B lyrics. With music byHenry Krieger along with lyrics and book by Tom Eyen 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. Music supervision for the UK tour is overseen by Nick Finlow.
Dreamgirls Musical Production
The UK tour edition of the award-winning production is directed and choreographed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Casey Nicholaw, known for his work on The Book Of Mormon, Mean Girls, Disney’s Aladdin and Something Rotten! The set and costume design is by Tim Hatley along with lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, hair design by Josh Marquette and music supervision by Nick Finlow.
Casting for the Dreamgirls musical tour will be announced soon for the UK tour dates.
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Is the Dreamgirls musical touring?
Dreamgirls has announced its first ever UK tour since originally opening in London’s West End, with more tour dates to come. See where the musical is touring below:
Dreamgirls UK Tour Dates 2020:
12 September – 3 October 2020 | Hippodrome, Bristol
6 – 17 October 2020 | Milton Keynes Theatre
27 October – 7 November 2020 | Blackpool Opera House in Winter Gardens, Blackpool
10 – 21 November 2020 | His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
24 November – 5 December 2020 |Edinburgh Playhouse
8 December 2020 – 2 January 2021 | The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Where is Dreamgirls playing in Blackpool?
Dreamgirls the Musical is playing at Blackpool Opera House in Blackpool Winter Gardens on Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HW. Dreamgirls tickets for the Blackpool show are on sale now.
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Tickets for Dreamgirls in Blackpool are on sale now. Ticket details for the rest of the tour will be announced soon.