- FIRST UK TOUR OF DREAMGIRLS VISITS LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
STARRING THE VOICE FINALIST NICOLE RAQUEL DENNIS AS EFFIE WHITE WITH SHARLENE HECTOR PERFORMING THE ROLE AT CERTAIN PERFORMANCES
Dreamgirls will visit Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 21 June to Saturday 9 July 2022 as part of its first UK tour.
It will feature three classic songs called And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen and One Night Only, this sensational, multi-award winning new production had its critically acclaimed West End Premiere in December 2016 at London’s Savoy Theatre, 35 years on from opening on Broadway.
Meet the Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.
Dreamgirls will star Nicole Raquel Dennis as Effie White with Sharlene Hector performing the iconic role at certain performances. A finalist on ITV’s The Voice in 2019, Nicole Raquel Dennis wowed viewers and judges at her blind audition, performing Dreamgirls mega-hit And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going alongside team mentor Jennifer Hudson. Soul, Gospel and Blues artist Sharlene Hector has been the singer with Grammy Award-winning electronic music duo Basement Jaxx as well as providing backing vocals for Sam Sparro, Natasha Bedingfield, Boy George and Mary J. Blige.
The cast also stars Natalie Kassanga as Deena Jones, Paige Peddie as Lorrell Robinson, Dom Hartley-Harris as Curtis Taylor Jr., Brandon Lee Sears as Jimmy Early, Shem Omari James as C.C. White, Jo Servi as Marty and Brianna Ogunbawo as Michelle Morris.
In 2006, Dreamgirls was adapted into an Oscar winning motion picture starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.