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Dreamgirls musical heads to Theatre Royal, Nottingham

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A story of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business will be told on stage as award-winning musical Dreamgirls heads to Nottingham.

It will be at the Theatre Royal from Tuesday to May 28.

The Dreams ­— Effie, Lorrell and Deena ­— three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history, test their friendships to the very limit.

Dreamgirls. Photo: Matt Crockett (56494037)
Dreamgirls. Photo: Matt Crockett (56494037)

Dreamgirls stars Nicole Raquel Dennis and Sharlene Hector as Effie White, Natalie Kassanga as Deena Jones, and Paige Peddie as Lorrell Robinson.

A finalist on ITV’s The Voice in 2019, Nicole Raquel Dennis wowed viewers and judges at her blind audition, performing Dreamgirls mega-hit And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going alongside team mentor Jennifer Hudson.

Soul, gospel and blues artist Sharlene Hector has been the singer with Grammy Award-winning electronic music duo Basement Jaxx as well as providing backing vocals for Sam Sparro, Natasha Bedingfield, Boy George and Mary J. Blige.

Natalie Kassanga’s West End theatre credits include playing Diana Ross in Motown: The Musical, Young Nala in Disney’s The Lion King, Dear Evan Hansen and Oliver!

Dreamgirls also stars 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.

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