The Dazzling, Multi-award winning Musical “Dreamgirls” comes to the Bord Gáis

by Aishling Conway

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is thrilled to announce that the stunning, multi award-winning production DREAMGIRLS will have its Irish Premiere in January next year. Coming direct to Dublin from the West End for more than one night only, this terrific musical will run from the 17– 28January 2023. Tickets from €21.00 went on sale on Friday 8th July at 9 am.

Featuring the classic songs ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’, ‘Listen’ and ‘One Night Only’, this sensational production ofDreamgirlshad its critically acclaimed West End première in December 2016 at London’s Savoy Theatre, 35 years on from opening on Broadway.

Meet the Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.

Dreamgirls will star Nicole Raquel Dennis as Effie White with Sharlene Hector performing the iconic role at certain performances, Natalie Kassanga as Deena Jones, Paige Peddie as Lorrell Robinson, Matt Mills 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 full company will include Shonah Buwu, Harvey Ebbage, Rola Elliott, Olivia Foster-Browne, Christopher Gopaul, Winny Herbert, Lukas Hunt, Marlee Jay, Kellianna Jay, Ryan Kayode, Holly Liburd, David Mairs-McKenzie, Ross Meagrow, Samuel Nicholas, Nicole Nyarambi, Ilana Richardson and Josh Singleton.

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. Her London stage credits include Alana Beck in the original West End cast of Dear Evan Hansen (BBTA winner – Best Supporting Actress in a Musical), the original West End cast of Waitress (Adelphi Theatre), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre) and Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre). 

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

Tickets: Tickets from €21.00 On sale through Ticketmaster on Friday 8 July 2022 at 9 am.
Dates: 17 January – 28 January 2023

Group Bookings: 01 677 7770
Ticketmaster Bookings: www.ticketmaster.ie
The Circle Club and Hospitality Bookings: + 353 (01) 674 2407
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

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