Nicole Raquel Dennis will play the role of Effie White in the first ever UK tour of Dreamgirls.
Nicole is currently part of the original West End company of Dear Evan Hansen (Nöel Coward Theatre) in which she plays the role of Alana Beck.
Nicole’s other London stage credits include The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Waitress (Adelphi Theatre) and the West End production of Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre).
A finalist on ITV’s The Voice in 2019, Nicole 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. Hudson won an Oscar (Best Supporting Actress) for her portrayal of Effie White in the 2006 Oscar-winning motion picture adaptation of Dreamgirls, which also starred Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.
This sensational, multi-award winning new production of Dreamgirls had its critically acclaimed West End premiere in December 2016 at London’s Savoy Theatre, 35 years on from opening on Broadway.
Saturday 12 September– Saturday 3 October 2020 Bristol Hippodrome
Tuesday 6 – Saturday 17 October 2020 Milton Keynes Theatre
Tuesday 27 October – Saturday 7 November 2020 Winter Gardens, Blackpool
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 21 November 2020 His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Tuesday 24 November – Saturday 5 December 2020 Edinburgh Playhouse
Tuesday 8 December – Saturday 2 January 2021 The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 23 January 2021 Sunderland Empire
Tuesday 26 January – Saturday 6 February 2021 Hull New Theatre
Tuesday 9 – Saturday 20 February 2021 Nottingham Theatre Royal
Tuesday 23 February – Saturday 6 March 2021 Liverpool Empire
Tuesday 16 – Saturday 27 March 2021 Norwich Theatre Royal
Tuesday 30 March – Saturday 10 April 2021 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Tuesday 13 April – Saturday 1 May 2021 Leeds Grand Theatre
Dreamgirls will continue touring throughout 2021 with further venues and dates to be announced.