Multi award-winning musical Dreamgirls is coming to Blackpool Opera House in 2022 for rescheduled first UK tour

Hit musical Dreamgirls is coming to Blackpool on its first ever UK tour next year.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 10:05 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 10:08 am
Dreamgirls UK tour will enjoy two weeks of performances at historic Blackpool Opera House in 2022

Sonia Friedman Productions have revealed this morning that the critically acclaimed production will head to the Opera House stage for two weeks of performances from from Tuesday 25 October to Saturday 05 November 2022.

As previously announced former The Voice finalist Nicole Raquel Dennis will play the role of Effie White. Her London stage credits include Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Waitress (Adelphi Theatre), and Dreamgirls West End (Savoy Theatre).

Nicole Raquel Dennis will play the role of Effie White at certain performances with further casting to be announced soon.

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Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am visit https://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/The new production, which follows the hopes and dreams of three friends as they take on the world of musical, fame and the ruthless world of showbusiness was adapted into an Oscar winning film starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx in 2006.

Nicole Raquel Dennis wowed viewers and judges at her blind audition for the hit TV series, performing Dreamgirls mega-hit ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’ alongside team mentor Jennifer Hudson.

Hudson won her Oscar (Best Supporting Actress) for the portrayal of Effie White in the 2006 motion picture.

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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.

The show’s opening is subject to the government allowing indoor performances to begin with sufficient notice, understanding what restrictions on social distancing and audience attendance caps are imposed, the public health status, and the availability of insurance cover either from the market or more likely from a government indemnity scheme.