Nominated for 13 Tony awards and the winner of 6, including Best Book, Best Choreography, Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical, DreamGirls has become one of the world's must-see musicals. The London version of DreamGirls opened at the Savoy Theatre on 14 December 2016, courtesy of Sonia Friedman who bought the rights to produce the show in London. A runaway success that will soon be coming to an end. But if you run you can still catch it - you’ve still got until 12 January 2019 to enjoy one of the most glamorous and sumptuous productions ever to be staged in London’s West End.
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes (including one intermission)
Recommended age: Recommended for children over the age of 8. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.
During the turbulent decade of the sixties, Effie, Deena and Lorrell are three talented singers who dream of making a niche for themselves in the world of musicals. A dream that will come true when their R&B band, The Dreamettes, is discovered by Curtis Taylor Jr., a ruthless manager who makes them an offer they can’t refuse - backup singers for James Early, one of the most popular singers of the time. Intent on becoming famous, Taylor will take control of the band, until the girls realize the price they have had to pay for the fame and fortune they dreamt of.
Shows are currently scheduled to run until 12 January 2019. DreamGirls takes to the stage of the Savoy Theatre in London from Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm. There are matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm.
STALLS: With a capacity for 519 people, this area offers the best visibility in the entire theatre. The premium seats are located in the centre, although you will be able to find seats with very good visibility from just 72 pounds.
DRESS CIRCLE: The 247 seats in this section offer the best value for money. Not only do they offer good visibility, you will also be able to find tickets from just 72 pounds.
UPPER CIRCLE: With a capacity for 262 people, although it is quite far from the stage, it does offer full visibility, so if you want to get good tickets at the best price, you will be able to book seats in this area from 20 pounds.
How much do DreamGirls tickets cost?
The minimum price for tickets ranges from 21 pounds on Mondays to Thursdays and 30 pounds on Fridays and Saturdays. On average, a good visibility seat will cost around 70 pounds, though the best tickets in the premium area can cost up to 200 pounds.
Best value tickets: Despite being a bit far away, the seats in the Upper Circle will allow you to enjoy a complete view of everything that happens on stage, they offer complete visibility and they are the cheapest tickets in the theatre. If you don’t mind spending a bit more, Dress Circle tickets will afford you a panoramic view of all the stage at a reasonable price.
Premium tickets: Located in the middle of the Stalls, more specifically in rows E and F, these are the best seats in the theatre and they offer a perfect view of the stage. The price of these tickets can change depending on the date of the performance and how far in advance you book your tickets, although they average out at 175 pounds. They also include entry to the Ambassador Lounge, a welcome drink and savoury snacks.
Ticket prices change depending on how far in advance you book your tickets and on the date you want to see the show on. Normally the most economical performances are the ones on weekdays, specifically the matinee sessions.
If you are under 25 you can buy tickets for the Tuesday performances at 25 pounds using the code UNDER25.
Ticket Lottery: Buy tickets for the DreamGirls musical from just 15 pounds on the date of the performance.
Discounts are also available for groups of more than 10 people.
Located in the heart of the West End in London, the Savoy Theatre was inaugurated on October the 10th, 1881. Curiously enough, this venue is famous for being the first building in the entire world to be completely lit by electricity. The Savoy Theatre currently has a capacity of 1,128 people, distributed as follows: 519 in the Stalls, 347 in the Dress Circle and 262 in the Upper Circle.
How can I get to the Savoy Theatre?
The Savoy Theatre is located in Savoy Court, The Strand, London WC2R 0ET. The closest Tube stations are Embankment, a 6-minute walk away, and Temple, 7 minutes away. If you’re thinking to taking the train to the theatre, Charing Cross is just a 6-minute walk away, and Waterloo station is 16 minutes away. Close to the theatre you can also find bus stops on Aldwych and the Strand, served by bus lines 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 91, 171, 176, 188, and RV1.
The Savoy Theatre is registered in the Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme, with which you will be able to enjoy a discount of up to 50% on your parking fee. All you have to do is present your theatre ticket at the cash-desk in the car park physical or at the payment machines, and your discount will be applied automatically. The closest car park to the theatre is the Q-Park Covent Garden, just 5 minutes away.
Recommended age: This musical is recommended for children over the age of 8. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.
Accessibility: There is a special entrance for people with reduced mobility, located at Carting Lane and with access to the Dress Circle. Any person in need of attendance should notify the theatre and arrive 30 minutes before the start of the performance. Members of the team will accompany you and help you to your seat. If you can transfer from your chair to a theatre seat, we recommend that you bring a companion, and our team will be happy to store your wheelchair during the performance.
Dreamgirls the Musical is 2 hours 40 minutes long.
The Dreamgirls 2020 cast is yet to be announced.
Yes, Dreamgirls the Musical is visiting the UK cities from 2020-2021 of Bristol, Bristol Hippodrome (12th September -3rd October), Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Playhouse (24th November -5the December), The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham (8th December -2nd January 2021).
Dreamgirls the Musical is about three talented singers, Effie, Deena and Lorrell, who dream of making it in the world of musicals as an R&B band, the Dreamettes. However, Taylor, a hardline manager, takes control of the bands offers for them to be backup singers for popular singer, James Early.
"I'm Lookin' for Something", "Goin' Downtown", "Takin' the Long Way Home" , "Fake Your Way to the Top" , "Cadillac Car" , "Party, Party" , "Dreamgirls", "Drivin' Down the Strip", Love Love You Baby" ,"One More Picture Please", "I Meant You No Harm" ,"Quintette" , "One Night Only”, "I'm Somebody", "Hard to Say Goodbye, My Love"
Dreamgirls the Musical is not playing in London.
Dreamgirls the Musical has won six Tony Awards. It has also been nominated for 13 Tony Awards.
Dreamgirls the Musical premiered in December 1981.
Dreamgirls the Musical was Henry Krieger and Tony Eyen.
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