Dreamgirls have a Blackpool Illuminations date

Published: 1 December 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Dreamgirls embarks on its first-ever UK tour next year, coming to Blackpool Opera House from October 27 to November 7.

Featuring the songs "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "Listen" and "One Night Only", this new production had its West End première in December 2016 at London’s Savoy Theatre, 35 years on from opening on Broadway.

Effie, Lorrell and Deena are three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. They embark on a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and ruthless realities, testing friendships to the limit.

In 2006, it was adapted into an Oscar-winning picture starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.