Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning Dreamgirls in 2020!
Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.
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.
Featuring the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going’, ‘Listen’ and ‘One Night Only’, this sensational, multi-award winning new production of Dreamgirls had its critically acclaimed West End Premiere in December 2016 at London’s Savoy Theatre, 35 years on from opening on Broadway.
In 2006, Dreamgirls was adapted into an Oscar® winning motion picture starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.
Casting for the Dreamgirls UK tour will be announced soon. This award winning production is Directed and Choreographed by Olivier® and Tony® Award winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Mean Girls, Disney’s Aladdin and Something Rotten!), with Set and Costume Design by Tim Hatley, Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone, Hair Design by Josh Marquette and Music Supervision by Nick Finlow.
With Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen and Music by Henry Krieger, with Additional Material by Willie Reale, the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls, Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett, opened in 1981 and subsequently won six Tony® Awards. The original cast recording won two Grammy® Awards for Best Musical Album and Best Vocal Performance for Jennifer Holliday’s ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.’
The Original London Cast Recording of hit West End musical Dreamgirls is available via Sony Masterworks Broadway.
The UK Tour of Dreamgirls is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Greenleaf Productions, Fakston Productions, Rupert Gavin, Griffin Dohr, Just for Laughs Theatricals in association with Glass Half Full Productions, 1001 Nights Productions, Eighth Sea Incorporated.
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Other Events at Edinburgh Playhouse
Disney’s The Lion King
5th December 2019 - 18th April 2020
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show
24th April 2020 - 26th April 2020
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2020, immersing you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance!
27th April 2020
Celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa will return to the UK in April 2020 to perform at Edinburgh Playhouse.
Dita Von Teese
28th April 2020
The ever-dazzling International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is returning to Edinburgh Playhouse with 'Glamonatrix', her most lavish show yet, on Tuesday 28 April 2020.
A Country Night in Nashville
1st May 2020
A Country Night in Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of Country Music, returns to Edinburgh Playhouse on 1st May!
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
5th May 2020 - 9th May 2020
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, don't miss it when it returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse in May!
Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman
17th May 2020
Singalonga Productions returns with the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman on 17th May!
Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody
17th May 2020
Celebrate Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury at the smash hit film as you have never experienced it before!
Menopause The Musical 2
23rd May 2020
All aboard and we’ll have you laughing, singing and maybe even dancing on-stage, as you join us for Menopause The Musical® 2 - Cruising Through Menopause!
26th May 2020 - 30th May 2020
One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, Once is embarking on its first major UK tour and will make its city debut at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 26th to 30th May 2020.
31st May 2020
Josh Widdicombe’s Bit Much… tour is adding a further run of UK shows including Edinburgh Playhouse on 31st May!
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
3rd June 2020 - 4th June 2020
Dust off your dancing shoes as Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in June 2020!
Jane McDonald: Let the Light In
5th June 2020
Jane McDonald is back at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 5th June 2020 with her brand new show 'Let the Light In'!
Abba Party Night
6th June 2020
Dig out your 70s fashion, dust off your platform boots and get ready to sing and dance the night away at this fantastic show.
The Book of Mormon
17th June 2020 - 4th July 2020
The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse with performances from 17th June to 4th July!
Heathers The Musical
7th July 2020 - 11th July 2020
Following two smash hit record breaking London West End seasons, Heathers The Musical embarks on its first national tour and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in July 2020.
14th July 2020 - 15th July 2020
PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” brings everybody’s favourite pups to the Edinburgh Playhouse stage for an action packed, high-energy, musical adventure!
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Live Show
17th July 2020 - 19th July 2020
The Award-Winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs. Brown’s Boys have announced a live return to Edinburgh in 2020 with ‘Mrs Brown D’ Live Show.
28th July 2020 - 1st August 2020
Following two critically acclaimed tours and a West End run, Footloose is back and better than ever with the incredible Gareth Gates as loveable cowboy Willard!
Forth on The Fringe
7th August 2020 - 8th August 2020
Forth on the Fringe is our annual one stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Catch it at Edinburgh Playhouse on 7th and 8th August!
18th August 2020
Russell Howard brings his Respite world tour to the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe playing the largest venue at the festival, the Edinburgh Playhouse, on Tuesday 18 August 2020!
10th September 2020 - 12th September 2020
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories comes this amazing new production of David Walliams' best-selling story comes to Edinburgh Playhouse!
Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!
27th September 2020
Join Alan Carr at Edinburgh Playhouse as he muses upon the things that make his life weird and wonderful!
12th October 2020 - 17th October 2020
Don't miss The Commitments when it comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in October 2020 as part of a UK and Ireland tour!
20th October 2020 - 24th October 2020
Don't miss the the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers when it comes to Edinburgh Playhouse this October!
Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle Tour
1st November 2020
Ant Middleton is bringing his 'Mind Over Muscle Tour' to the Playhouse on Sunday 1st November, taking the audience through a motivational journey of self-help and self-discovery!
Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited
8th November 2020
Steve Hackett has announced that his 2020/21 World Tour will feature the whole of the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus more! Catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse on 8th November 2020!
9th November 2020 - 14th November 2020
Sunny Afternoon, the hit musical based on the music of The Kinks, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse from 9th to 14th November 2020!
16th November 2020 - 21st November 2020
With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Ballroom the Musical will be foxtrotting into Edinburgh in November 2020.
White Christmas - The Musical
15th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
Make it a magical family Christmas in 2020 as the spectacular brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas lights up Edinburgh Playhouse!
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