Meet the Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s – embarking on a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.
Dreamgirls stars Nicole Raquel Dennis as Effie (with Sharlene Hector performing the role at certain performances) and Milton Keynes actress Natalie Kassanga is Deena her hometown venue. Completing the cast is Paige Peddie as Lorrell.
The show also features Dom Hartley-Harris, Brandon Lee Sears, Shem Omari James, Jo Servi and Brianna Ogunbawo.
Featuring the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen and One Night Only, this sensational production premièred in the West End in 2016 , 35 years after opening on Broadway.
The show is directed and choreographed by Olivier and Tony Award winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Mean Girls, Disney’s Aladdin) with book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger.
The Broadway production opened in 1981 and subsequently won six Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards.
Dreamgirls runs at Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday, January 25 until Saturday, February 5.