Dreamgirls bring musical magic to Milton Keynes Theatre

The dazzling, multi award-winning musical Dreamgirls, has embarked on its first ever tour of the UK, arriving at Milton Keynes Theatre this Tuesday.

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.

2022 UK Tour dates

Sunderland Empire, February 23 -March 5

Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, March 8-19

Edinburgh Playhouse, April 5-16

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, April 19-30

New Wimbledon Theatre, May 9-14

Theatre Royal Nottingham, May 11-28

Norwich Theatre Royal, May 31-June 11

Leeds Grand Theatre, June 21-July 9

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, July12-23

Theatre Royal Plymouth, 26-Aug 6

Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Aug 9-20

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, Aug 30-Sept 10

Palace Theatre, Manchester, Sept 13-24

New Theatre Oxford, Sept 27-Oct 1

Glasgow Kings Theatre, Oct 10-22

Blackpool Winter Gardens, Oct 25-Nov 5

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Nov 14-19

Royal & Derngate Northampton, Nov 22-Dec 3

Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Dec 6-31.

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