THEATRE
Savoy Theatre
Savoy Court, The Strand
London, WC2R 0ET
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 19 Nov 2016
Booking from: 25 Jan 2017
Booking until: 21 Oct 2017
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
DREAMGIRLS TICKETS
Wednesday

25 Jan 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Monday

30 Jan 2017

7:30PM
Tuesday

31 Jan 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

01 Feb 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Thursday

02 Feb 2017

7:30PM
Monday

06 Feb 2017

7:30PM
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  • jamesatwill 178 male 27 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating Dreamgirls, 5th December 2016
    I am not really sure where to start with the review - I left the theatre totally speechless, and still now the next morning I am buzzing! I didn't really know much about Dreamgirls, and haven't ever seen a previous production or the film. However I was a big fan of Glee and primarily wanted to see this to see Amber Riley on stage. I was fearful that Amber's voice on Glee might have been 'enhanced' for television, but all my doubts were dashed the minute she began to sing - she is an absolute STAR! Her performance of And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going is probably the best performance I have ever seen on a West End stage. Standing ovation at the interval, with the majority of the audience in tears - I haven't seen a reaction like it at any other show! The rest of the cast were just as brilliant - everyone has such talent, and a special mention must go to the guy playing Jimmy! Everything else about the show was just outstanding, notably the costumes. I can't wait to go back and see it again.
    Sat in Stalls BB9
    Most of the seats in the Savoy theatre are comfortable, and this one was no exception. As this is the very front row (at least it currently is for Dreamgirls) the legroom is good, and you don't have to stand up if people need to walk in front of you. This seat is pretty much right behind the orchestra conductor (it i raised my arm I could have touched him without really having to lean forward) - if you are easily distracted I could see this might be a problem, however after the first number I didn't really notice him (and as a musician myself I found it fascinating to see all of the sheet music in front of me!). The stage is relatively high, so you will need to look up, and you will not be able to see the feet of those on stage. However, I thought this seat was AMAZING and I would sit here again in a heart beat - you feel so involved with the action and the sound is great. I won this seat in the TodayTix lottery (They are currently running it for Dreamgirls, check if they are doing it for future productions - I'd highly recommend entering!) so for the amount I paid I thought these seats were the best value for money you can get in the West End!
    BB9 Stalls - Savoy Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls BB9
  • dhaliwala 5"3 female 102 reviews 10 helpful votes
    100% total rating Dreamgirls, 30th November 2016
    Dreamgirls is an amazing show with an incredible cast and an outstanding performance from Amber Riley. It is worth going to see the show if only to see her perform. I can't believe she sings the way that she does, delivering outstanding performances eight times a week, week in, week out. Definitely a must see.
    Sat in this seat to watch Dreamgirls. The seat is centrally located in the first row of the Upper Circle. The barrier however, that runs across the front of the Upper Circle is quite high and for me at 5 foot 3, I did have to sit up straight and lean forward slightly to be able to view the stage and even then the very front of the stage was not visible. This was not so much of an issue for my friend who is a lot taller and sat in seat A17. There is also some light rigging which gets in the line of sight. The stake in the Upper Circle is good however, so sitting a few rows back may give a better view for anyone shorter like myself. The seat itself is quite narrow and since you have to lean forward slightly, not as comfortable compared to other theatres. There was also a limited amount of legroom available. I was just about able to place my bag under my seat and my feet flat on the ground touching the barrier in front. Based on price alone though, being half the price of similar seats in the Dress Circle, this seat is much better value than seats in the Dress Circle.
    A16 Upper Circle - Savoy Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle A16
  • shaun 5"10 male 26 reviews 2 helpful votes
    60% total rating Dreamgirls, 4th January 2017
    Despite some amazing performances, Dreamgirls isn’t anything special. The songs start to feel a bit samey after a while and with a very simple plot you don’t make any real connection with any of the characters. Compared to other musicals in the West End the staging and choreography just feels a bit average and not particularly impressive. Still quite fun though if you enjoy Motown era music.
    Sat in Stalls K29
    You are fairly close the stage and despite being at the end of the row, the seat doesn’t feel too much to one side. The main issue with it though is there is little to no rake between this and the row in front, meaning that if there is someone the same height or taller in front of you, their head does tend to get in the way of the centre of the stage. The seats are staggered but being at the end of the row you are not looking towards the gap. Seats more central in this row, or in the row or two in front will probably be a lot better.
    K29 Stalls - Savoy Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls K29
  • dhaliwala 5"3 female 102 reviews 10 helpful votes
    100% total rating Dreamgirls, 30th November 2016
    Dreamgirls is an amazing show with an incredible cast and an outstanding performance from Amber Riley. It is worth going to see the show if only to see her perform. I can't believe she sings the way that she does, delivering outstanding performances eight times a week, week in, week out. Definitely a must see.
    My friend sat in this seat to watch Dreamgirls. The seat is centrally located in the first row of the Upper Circle. The barrier however, that runs across the front of the Upper Circle is quite high and you do have to sit up straight and lean forward slightly to be able to view the stage. There is also some light rigging which gets in the line of sight. The stake in the Upper Circle is good however, so sitting a few rows back may give a better view. The seat itself is quite narrow and since you have to lean forward slightly, not as comfortable compared to other theatres. There was also a limited amount of legroom available. Based on price alone though, being half the price of similar seats in the Dress Circle, this seat is much better value than seats in the Dress Circle.
    A17 Upper Circle - Savoy Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle A17
DREAMGIRLS SEATING PLAN
Seats throughout the Savoy Theatre are exceptional, particularly in the Upper Circle for those who wish to see the show on a budget. Sit in the mid-front of the Stalls for the best and most immersive experience.
Savoy Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
STORY
Glee star Amber Riley makes her West End debut in a much-anticipated premiere of popular Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Star of the smash-hit show about the misfits who love music, Riley heads up the cast as Effie White, the role which earned Jennifer Hudson an Academy Award for the 2006 film. Dreamgirls charts the rise of Motown girl group “The Dreams” and began lighting up London’s Savoy Theatre from November 2016.

Dreamgirls first opened on Broadway in 1981 and was nominated for a staggering thirteen Tony Awards. After winning six Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards in 1982, the musical went on to win two Grammy Awards, including Best Cast Show Album. In 2006, the film which starred Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx was commended with several nominations.

Set in 1960’s Chicago during the dawning era of Rhythm and Blues, Dreamgirls follows three sensational singers as they journey to the top of the charts. “The Dreams” perform regularly and are soon discovered by Curtis Taylor, a former car salesman turned manager. Soon, the girls shoot to fame but are quick to realise that fame is not as fabulous as they once thought, when lead vocalist Effie is replaced by the more dazzling Deena. Based on the successes of music from The Supremes, The Shirelles and James Brown, Dreamgirls includes numbers such as ‘Family’, ‘I Am Changing’, ‘One Night Only’ and the showstopper ‘And I Am Telling You’.

Riley is best-known for her stint in America’s popular musical show Glee, in which she played the soul diva powerhouse, Mercedes Jones, who even sang ‘And I Am Telling You’ in one episode. Casey Nicholaw (Book of Mormon, Aladdin) directs the London revival, which features the original Award-winning book and score by Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger. Dreamgirls is produced by the prolific Sonia Friedman, whose shows are nominated for an impressive twenty Olivier Awards. Having began performances at the Savoy Theatre in November 2016, Dreamgirls is one of the most talked about shows of the year.
Suitable For
Fans of the film will love this stage revival, which first opened on Broadway. Dreamgirls contains very mild adult themes, but is overall suitable for all ages. Very young children will not be admitted into the theatre.
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