The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls will have preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and will open to the public on Wednesday 14 December 2016.
As previously confirmed, American actress and singer Amber Riley will star as Effie White. Ms Riley will be joined by Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell Robinson and Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones, making up the soulful singing trio ‘The Dreams’. Ruth Brown and Karen Mav alternating the role of Effie White at performances when Amber Riley is not scheduled to perform.
Producer Sonia Friedman had this to say about the upcoming musical:
“It was wonderful to announce our star Amber Riley a few weeks ago. Now, having seen more than 1000 performers audition over many months, I am thrilled that we can reveal most of our Dreamgirls company. It is 35 years since its Broadway premiere, so to finally be the ones to bring it to London with our world-class creative team and incredibly talented, exciting young cast is an honour and privilege. I believe we now have the perfect team to create a sensational production that I hope will be well worth the wait.”