Dreamgirls

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Glee diva Amber Riley stars as the iconic Effie in Casey Nicholaw's revival of Broadway's favourite musical Dreamgirls. Charting the rocky rise of girl group trio The Dreamettes, Dreamgirls features endless well-known showstoppers, including 'Family', 'One Night Only' and the breath-taking 'And I Am Telling You'. Don't miss out on this musical phenomenon, which is already the most highly anticipated opening of the year.
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History

The Savoy Theatre was built in 1881 and was the first theatre in the West End to be lit entirely by electricity!

The Savoy made its name with early comic operas by Gilbert and Sullivan, known as the Savoy Operas. These included shows such as The Mikado (1885),The Gondoliers (1889) and The Grand Duke (1896.)

The theatre was largely inactive during World War One, but sprung back to life for a popular production of Treasure Island in 1922, which was so well received it played every Christmas until the Second World War.

Oscar Wilde’s Salome made its first British public performance in 1931 and Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit ran at the theatre for almost 2,000 performances, having made its London debut at the Savoy in 1941.

The later end of the 20th Century saw notable productions of Rover Morely’s A Ghost On Tiptoe (1974) and Michael Faryn’s comic play, Noises Of (1982).

In an unfortunate turn of events, the Savoy Theatre was devastated by fire which damaged much of the building and destroyed the auditorium. Following the destruction, the theatre was completely renovated and an extra level was added to the auditorium. The theatre reopened in 1993 with Noël Coward's Relative Values, some 40 years after the show made its debut at the theatre.

Following a production of She Loves Me in 1994, the theatre began to incorporate musicals as well as plays into its programme.

Recent notable productions at the theatre include Porgy and Bess (2006), Fiddler on the Roof (2007 - 2008) Legally Blonde (2010 – 2012) and a Production of Cabaret (2012) starring Will Young.

In February 2013, Beatles' musical tribute Let It Be transferred to the Savoy from the Prince of Wales and ran for a year.

New musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, made its West End debut at the Savoy Theatre in April 2014 and ran for just under a year,

In the summer of 2015 the Savoy became West End home of  Chichester Festival Theatre's Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton. The show runs to the end of November, after which it will be replaced by Guys and Dolls. 

Past Shows

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Funny Girl
(closed 8 Oct 2016)
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Guys and Dolls (Savoy Theatre)
(closed 12 Mar 2016)
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Gypsy
(closed 28 Nov 2015)

 
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
(closed 7 Mar 2015)
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Cabaret
(closed 19 Jan 2013)
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Soul Sister
(closed 29 Sep 2012)

 
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The Sunshine Boys
(closed 28 Jul 2012)