Hit musical Dreamgirls is finally to visit Manchester on its first major UK tour.
But don’t hold your breath for its arrival: the tour, due last autumn but cancelled and subject to further coronavirus-led delays in February, doesn’t reach Liverpool until Christmas, and Manchester will have to wait until September 2022, though by then it is hoped government restrictions will be a thing of the past.
Featuring the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen and One Night Only, the multi-award-winning production had its West End Premiere in 2016, 35 years after opening on Broadway.
The show follows three young singers, Effie, Lorrell and Deena, as they rise from humble beginnings in the 1960s to reach massive fame and fortune. The show is generally believed to based on the story of Diana Ross and the Supremes.
Nicole Raquel Dennis from TV contest The Voice, will play Effie White after also starring in Waitress and The Book of Mormon.
But it’s not all plain sailing: In a joint statement yesterday the Palace Theatre and Opera House in Manchester revealed a suspension of performances there until June 26. Affected bookings will be rescheduled as required.
Tickets for Dreamgirls will be on sale from Tuesday morning here.