Evening Standard ★★★★★
Amber Riley is the undoubted star of this dazzling show
The Arts Desk ★★★★★
Every soul on the Savoy stage sounds and looks dynamic - and I mean dynamic. There really cannot be a better ensemble in the West End right now
Casey Nicholaw's direction and choreography is so slick that the energy simply bounces off the stage
Fantastically entertaining ride on a showbiz rollercoaster
The Hollywood Reporter
It really is worth waiting for
The Daily Telegraph ★★★★
A show with tremendous gusto of soul and gaiety of spirit
The Stage ★★★★★
A dream of a show
Like a force of nature, Amber Riley has stormed the London stage
Casey Nicholaw's version (of Dreamgirls) is the solid-gold real deal'
Amber Riley gives a blazing performance as Effie
New York Times
A blazing leading lady in Amber Riley
Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS is now playing at the Savoy Theatre, London.
DREAMGIRLS transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history and charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams'. They learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous.
DREAMGIRLS features the classic songs 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going', 'I Am Changing', ?Listen' and 'One Night Only'. This much-anticipated new production is directed and choreographed by the hugely successful, Tony? and Olivier award-winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten!) and Amber Riley (Glee) plays Effie White*.
*The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist(s). Amber Riley is currently scheduled to play the role of Effie White for 7 out of 8 performances per week. One of the alternates will perform on 1 out of 8 performances per week, currently scheduled for Monday evenings. This is subject to change and may be affected by holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control.
Amber Riley will not be performing on the following dates: Friday 17 March, Saturday 18 March, Tuesday 25 April, Wednesday 26 April, Thursday 29 June, Friday 30 June, Saturday 1 July, Tuesday 4 July, Wednesday 5 July, Tuesday 1 August, Wednesday 2 August, Thursday 3 August, Friday 4 August, Saturday 5 August, Tuesday 26 September, Wednesday 27 September, Friday 13 October, Saturday 14 October
Previews: Saturday 19 November - Tuesday 13 December 2016
Main Run: Wednesday 14 December 2016 - Saturday 21 October 2017
Running Time: To be confirmed
Cast: Amber Riley as Effie White
Please note: Amber Riley will play the role for 7 out of 8 performances per week.
Currently the alternate will perform on Wednesday evenings.
From 6 February 2017 the alternate will perform on Monday evenings
Further casting to be announced in due course.