Beverley Knight will appear in The Drifters Girl a new musical based on the American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group The Drifters.
Often referred to as the Queen of British Soul, as a singer, songwriter and record producer Beverley Knight has been one of the UK’s most consistent artists since the release of her debut album in 1995.
She has old over a million albums in the UK, scored several top 10’s and four gold certified albums as well as the platinum selling Voice: The Best Of Beverley Knight.
Knight has won three MOBO Awards, an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Urban Music Awards, been three times nominated for Best Female at the Brit Awards and twice nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
She has presented four series of Radio 2 show Beverley’s Gospel Nights and appeared in two series of hit BBC1 show Just The Two Of Us as well as appearing on stage with the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder and Take That.
Beverley Knight’s previous theatre roles
Beverley Knight has played several leading roles in West End productions including Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard (Dominion Theatre), Felicia Farrell in Memphis The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Grizabella in Cats (London Palladium) and most recently Emmeline Pankhurst in hip hop musical Sylvia at The Old Vic.
What role does Beverley Knight play?
Beverley plays Faye Treadwell – the legendary manager of The Drifters, who, alongside her husband, fought for three decades to turn Atlantic Records’ hottest vocal group into a global phenomenon.
What is The Drifters Girl about?
The Drifters Girl charts the trailblazing efforts of the world’s first African American, female music manager and how she refused to ever give up on the group she loved.
Featuring 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 musical has a book by Ed Curtis and will be directed by Jonathan Church.
The Drifters Girl booking from 4 November 2021 until 26 March 2022 at the Garrick Theatre, London.
Tickets for the The Drifters Girl are available now.
Date: 24 October 2021
Written by: WestEndTheatre
Tags: Beverley Knight, The Drifters Girl