New West End musical The Drifters Girl, which opened on 25 November 2021 at the Garrick Theatre in London, has extended its booking period to 2 July 2022.
Starring Beverley Knight, the musical charts the trailblazing efforts of the worlds first African American female music manager, Faye Treadwell. Following the untimely death of her music manager husband George, Faye bought out his partners to take control of The Drifters, and for the next three decades fought to turn the band into a global phenomenon.
The musical features classic hits such as Stand By Me, Saturday Night at the Movies, Under The Boardwalk, Save The Last Dance For Me and Kissin in the Back Row of the Movies.
The Drifters Girl is doing good business at the Garrick, and will have new performance times from 29 March 2022, running matinees on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The cast are also heading into the studio soon to record the show’s cast album.
The Drifters in the show are played by Adam J Bernard, best known for his Olivier Award winning performance of Jimmy ‘Thunder’ Early in Dreamgirls; Tarinn Callender whose credits include Hamilton and Come From Away; Olivier Award winner Matt Henry (Kinky Boots) and Tosh Wanogho-Maud whose West Endcredits include Dreamgirls, The Lion King, Show Boat and The Book of Mormon.
Directed by Jonathan Church with a book by Ed Curtis, design is by Anthony Ward, choreography by Karen Bruce, lighting by Ben Cracknell and music supervision and orchestration by Chris Egan. The Drifters Girl isis based on an idea by Faye’s daughter Tina Treadwell, and co-created by Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.
The Drifters Girl is is now booking until 2 July 2022 at the Garrick Theatre, London.