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Savoy Theatre - Dreamgirls

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Address: Savoy Court Strand | Strand, London WC2R 0ET, England
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10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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The Savoy Theatre is currently home to Gypsy which stars Imelda Staunton,...

The Savoy Theatre is currently home to Gypsy which stars Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver and Peter Davison. Don't miss Gypsy, one of the greatest ever Broadway musicals, as it transfers to the West End following its sell-out, rapturously acclaimed five-star run at Chichester Festival Theatre. Imelda Staunton delivers a 'knock-out performance' (The Independent) as Momma Rose in Jonathan Kent's 'dazzling revival' (Mail on Sunday), alongside Lara Pulver, who reprises her 'stunning' (The Independent) role as Louise. They'll be joined by Peter Davison as Herb, in this gloriously entertaining musical fable that features 'showstopping' (Mail on Sunday) choreography from Stephen Mear. Based on the true life memoirs of legendary burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee, it tells the tale of Momma Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Louise, trekking across America in their family vaudeville act. But times are changing, audiences are expecting more, and the two girls have their own ambitions in mind. The rise of burlesque is upon them, and nothing will ever be the same again for Momma Rose. With lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents and music by Jule Styne, this moving and 'scintillating' (The Times) production of Gypsy is the first to be seen in London for 40 years.

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INCREDIBLE, UPLIFTING SHOW!! You must see this,

A group of us went to see DG on Saturday and were spell-bound by the cast, performance, songs, singing, costumes and overall energy of the show. Having seen the TV version with... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A group of us went to see DG on Saturday and were spell-bound by the cast, performance, songs, singing, costumes and overall energy of the show. Having seen the TV version with Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé etc I didn't imagine that the musical version would be much better - how wrong I was! From start to finish I had chills, was... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The performance was absolutely incredible! The acting and singing were outstanding and I would love to be able to go back and watch it all again!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We left this show feeling great, if you want a show with wonderful singing and dancing plus a great story then this is the show for you. We absolutely loved it and wanted to watch it again straight away. The costumes were gorgeous, the story uplifting, and the singing absolutely wonderful. We loved the theatre and all the staff were... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just booked five different reservations for London. The first four took less than 20 minutes -- IN TOTAL. The ATG system used by the Savoy Theatre was ridiculous and poorly designed. It took me over an hour to get through it. This is the worst booking experience I have ever had with London Theatres. My wife really wanted to... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The show was great, theatre was lovely and well located. The cast were INCREDIBLE! Amber Riley as Effie was outstanding; 'and I'm telling you' is jaw-dropping. Also loved 'listen', Liisi LaFontaine was great too. Thoroughly recommend, very enjoyable and uplifting, especially Jimmy Early!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you appreciate music, great singing, stunning costumes and a slick production, then don't miss Dreamgirls. The theatre is beautiful and the seats very comfortable. You'll have an amazing evening... well worth the ticket price. We went on a Monday evening, and saw Amber Riley's main understudy, Marisha. She is superb.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This show is absolutely fantastic, definitely got value for money. My first time to this theatre, not impressed. We went and queued up for a drink. At 7.30 a tannoy announcement came up bar is closed when it came to our turn. There was no announcement prior to this, no notices.nothing, so had to wait to the intervals. This got... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The show was fantastic from start to finish. Great cast and fantastic music. Amber Riley was out of this world. Amazing vocals. A must thing to see if in London. Well done!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would recommend this show, brilliant from start to finish. Excellent cast and lead vocalist Effie amazing, she received 3 standing ovations from the audience. Worthwhile paying for a seat in the stalls , we had end seats seven rows from the front, got great views and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First an admission, I accept that some love this show and that I (50+ year old male) am probably not that target audience. However both my wife and I felt that the story (girl band seeking success) was routine , the songs in the main were acceptable, and Amber Riley's show stoppers were amazing. But it was very "shouty" and... More 

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