The cast of the upcoming Dreamgirls UK tour took to the stage at West End Live today.
After a year off West End Live made a triumphant return this month for a mega line up of performances from shows in the West End and beyond.
One of the acts performing was the cast of the new Dreamgirls tour which will star Nicole Raquel Dennis as Effie White.
Dennis performed the musical’s iconic song And I’m Telling You while there was also a performance of One Night Only from the show’s company.
Watch Dreamgirls performing at West End Live 2021 below…
Set in the 1960s, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – called “The Dreams”, who become music superstars. First premiering on Broadway in 1981, the musical was turned into a hit film in 2006 before making its debut in the West End in 2016.
Alongside Dennis, the touring cast features 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.
The tour will open in Liverpool in December before moving on to Bristol in the new year followed by runs in Milton Keynes, Sunderland, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Wimbledon, Nottingham, Norwich, Leeds, Canterbury, Plymouth, Llandudno, Aberdeen, Manchester, Oxford, Glasgow, Blackpool, Southampton, Northampton and Birmingham.
Other shows appearing on West End Live 2021 this year included Ben Stock’s West End Sing-A-Long, Wicked, Hamilton, The Great Gatsby, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World The Musical, Come From Away, Six, The Choir Of Man, The Phantom Of The Opera, Pretty Woman: The Musical, The Prince Of Egypt, Stop The Show – Mark Read, Ferris & Milnes, Disney’s Frozen, Back To The Future The Musical and Heathers.
The free outdoor concert runs on Saturday, 18 September and Sunday, 19 September at Trafalgar Square.