Preview: Dreamgirls, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Preview: Dreamgirls, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Direct from the West End, Dreamgirls will dazzle audiences with its extraordinary story and unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals when it comes to Mayflower Theatre from Monday 14 to Saturday 19 November.

This spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history.

Join the 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.

Nicole Dennis will play the iconic role of Effie White. Her credits include Dear Evan Hansen, Dreamgirls (West End production) and a finalist on ITV’s, The Voice, in 2019 where she wowed viewers and judges singing And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going with team mentor, Jennifer Hudson.

“When anyone says anything about Jennifer Hudson it still feels very surreal,” explains Nicole. “Like that happened.

“She was my coach on The Voice, I think because she came from a background of reality TV as well, she had a lot of genuine wisdom.  She was so patient and so understanding.”

Nicole says she has also learnt a lot from the character she plays.

“Effie’s taught me a lot,” she continues. “In Act 1 we see Effie very overly confident, and we see her in a very different place in the second act – she’s much older and wiser in some respects, it’s taught me to balance that a lot.

“I think staying humble in this industry is so important and you can get completely swept away with the industry and Effie has taught me that a lot.

“It’s a very strong female show which is so empowering, we’re going to empower so many women so many men and non-binary people.

“And I think it’s so empowering to know our worth, especially as black people to fully embrace that, Effie’s taught me about more self-love.”

Tickets for Dreamgirls (14 to 19 November) are on sale at or 02380 711811.

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