Savoy Theatre


15 Dec 2016 - 21 Oct 2017

£23.00 - £202.00

Pro reviewers rating
13 reviews

4.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

Charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio, from Chicago, Illinois called ‘The Dreams’, as they learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous.

Features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

The UK premiere of the Tony-Award winning musical inspired by the experiences of R&B music acts in 1960s America. 

Amber Riley leaves the production with a new cast taking over on 20 November.  (Reviews are for the original cast)


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“Hits the ground running... exhausting to watch... Slick and highly-polished... Nicholaw‘s choreography barely seems to let up.”

West End Whingers

“A dream of a show casts its thrilling spell... The vocal performances are amazing. Riley is an absolute dazzler.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Dazzling... Lavish and richly emotional... Riley: at all times exhilarating... Charming, sensitive work from LaFontaine and Jack”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Dazzling.. There really cannot be a better ensemble in the West End... Riley has acting chops and comic timing to die for.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“The performances, particularly from Amber Riley's Effie, are enough to blow your socks off... Full of panache and passion.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Full of sparkle... A fantastically entertaining ride... On a stage full of great singers, gutsy Riley is a notch above them all.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“The noisiest show ever... Good fun and likely to be a hit... Great costumes and incessant dancing... Bernard is ace.”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Glitters and twinkles like an Aladdin’s cave... As joyous as it is unflagging... Tremendous gusto of soul and gaiety of spirit.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Boy, does it hit the stage as if it means business in Casey Nicholaw's full-throttle, fast-moving blast of a production.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“The plot is perfunctory and squeezed into the gap between songs... What distinguishes the evening are the performances.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Slick... dripping in more Swarovski than a banker’s chandelier... Fast-paced production... An astonishingly good Amber Riley.”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“Despite fabulous performances from Riley, LaFontaine, Reid and Huntley Dreamgirls is predictable, banal and overly sentimental.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“LaFontaine in strong voice... Riley is the knockout that she needs to be... Looks set to roar for years.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

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