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The award-winning West End musical Dreamgirls will embark on its first ever tour of the UK next year.
The musical will open in Bristol in September 2020 before heading to Milton Keynes, Blackpool, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Birmingham
Dreamgirls follows The Dreams, Effie, Lorrell and Deena, as they navigate the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history.
Taking on the musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, it tests the friendship of Effie White and her fellow singers.
With music by Henry Krieger and a book by Tom Eyen, the fictitious plot is inspired by the real-life exploits of The Supremes, The Shirelles and more aspiring 1960s acts.
The musical includes massive songs such as And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going and Listen.
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Earlier this year Dreamgirls wrapped up its award-winning two-year West End run.
Full casting for the forthcoming touring production of the show will be announced soon.
Here’s where fans can see Dreamgirls on tour across the UK next year:
12 September – 3 October 2020 at Hippodrome, Bristol
6 – 17 October 2020 at Milton Keynes Theatre
27 October – 7 November 2020 at Winter Gardens, Blackpool
10 – 21 November 2020 at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
24 November – 5 December 2020 at Edinburgh Playhouse
8 December 2020 – 2 January 2021 at The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Tickets for the Blackpool shows are on sale now through Ticketmaster.co.uk and ticket news for the rest of the tour will be announced soon.