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Dreamgirls closing at the Savoy Theatre in January

Friday, 8th Jun 2018  

Dreamgirls - Savoy Theatre

For the latest shows announcing their futures in the West End we turn to two popular musicals, with Dreamgirls announcing its closing date in January and the long-running Hamilton extending at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Both shows have fans around the world, which means the announcement of Dreamgirls’ closure is certain to come as a surprise to many theatregoers hoping it would have a long life ahead of it. This may yet come to fruition, however, as a UK tour could emerge, according to London theatre Guide.

Dreamgirls has been running at the West End venue since 2016 and is one of many musicals that celebrates a particular style of music (albeit with original songs so it is not a jukebox musical). In this case it is R&B, with many noting the similarities of the work of The Supremes.

Its story takes audiences back in time to 1960s America, where The Dreams emerge from the Chicago music scene and begin their journey to the top. This R&B group has the highs and lows that make for a gripping story as they navigate their way through the tough music industry on their path to stardom.

The musical numbers included in the production include And I’m Not Telling You I’m Not Going, One Night Only, Ain’t No Party, Got To Be Good Times and I Am Changing, amongst many others.

The cast currently includes Marisha Wallace, Karen Mav, Moya Angela, Kimmy Edwards, Brennyn Lark, Joe Aaron Reid and Delroy Brown, amongst others, working under the direction of the acclaimed Casey Nicholaw.

Audiences still have plenty of time to catch Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre, however, as the production is still booking at the venue for performances up to Saturday 12th January 2019.

Hamilton, meanwhile, keeps going from strength to strength. The popular Broadway hit arrives on British shores in December 2017 and earned numerous Laurence Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall ceremony in April. So it is no wonder it has added new dates to extend its run at the Victoria Palace Theatre even further.

It is now booking there for performances up to Saturday 30th March 2019.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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