Its the morning after the night I first saw Dreamgirls and I’m still feeling the buzz from witnessing it! 

Dreamgirls is a slick, SOULFUL musical experience, following three female singers as they navigate their dreams to be successful in the 60s US. 

This is a fictional story, but is loosely based on Diana Ross and The Supremes, Etta James, James Brown and others that are part of Motown history.

Fresh from the West End, Dreamgirls is on their first UK Tour and you are in for a hell of a show. 

The Motown 60s sounds, slick scene changes and stunning lighting on stage and the way it catches the stage and costumes feels like I was viewing a window looking back in time.

And whilst we mention time, it magically disappeared on me inside Milton Keynes Theatre last night, with barely time for applause as scenes swiftly transform and you are pulled along by the hand with the cast and their song-storytelling. This show is masterfully smooth. 

The vocals of Sharlene Hector, Natalie Kassanga and Paige Peddie as Effie White, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson “The Dreams” are outstanding. And a massive WELCOME HOME to MK performer Natalie Kassanga. What a talent!

At last nights performance, I saw Sharlene Hector in the role of Effie White. You have probably heard her vocals before as she is a vocalist for Basement Jaxx, but there’s no time for dancing here, bring your tissues instead. Sharlene blew the roof of Milton Keynes Theatre OFF! What an end to Act 1 with her rendition of ‘And I am Telling You I’m Not Going’. Breathtaking. 

A Dreamgirls film based on the musical and starring Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy came out in 2006 (currently available to stream on Netflix). And whilst the film is star studded and fabulous in its own right, now that I have seen it on stage live, that’s where I would recommend you to view it.

If you can, grab the opportunity whilst Dreamgirls is in our town and experience this extraordinary musical yourself.

Dreamgirls is at Milton Keynes Theatre 25 January – 5 February 2022. If you catch it, let me know what you think!

Tickets were kindly gifted by Milton Keynes Theatre but they have zero control over what I post, or say about the performance – that’s all me! Thank you for your support.