Dreamgirls Review

Liverpool Empire Theatre – until 1st January 2022

Review by Carla Whittaker


Dreamgirls tells the extraordinary story of three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960’s who embark on a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune, and the realities of show business, which tests their friendships to the limit. For me, this show is all about the music and consistent strong vocals which is absolutely sensational and sends tingles down your spine and sends the audience wild. A special mention must go to Nicole Dennis who plays the iconic role of Effie White whose credits include a finalist of The Voice in 2019. Her stage presence was phenomenal and her vocals were impeccable particularly when singing ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’. Never in my years of attending the theatre have I known a standing ovation at the interval! Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only were also phenomenal. The choreography of the show was slick, extravagant and showcased the casts impressive move sets; simply superb. Backdrops for the production was magnificent with frequent spectacular backdrop changes of concert halls, stages, and TV studios.

Dreamgirls is playing at the Liverpool Empire Theatre until the 1st January 2022. It is the perfect show to watch to add glitz and glamour to your Christmas; you won’t be disappointed.

I was delighted to be able to watch the Broadway and West End smash hit Dreamgirls which is playing to sell-out crowds at the Liverpool Empire Theatre until the 1st January 2022. The Liverpool Empire Theatre is one of my favourite theatres given the intimate seating and traditional décor. Due to current covid precautions COVID vaccination passports need to be showed prior to entry, or evidence of a negative COVID test, and masks unless exempt must be worn within the theatre at all times.