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A new musical with an unbelievable soundtrack

Discover the remarkable story of ‘The Drifters‘, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them. They were The Drifters. She was the Boss. This is their Story.

With an unbelievable soundtrack of some of the most iconic songs in history, including 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 one musical you will never forget.

The Drifters Girl tickets are booking until 15 October 2022 at the Garrick Theatre, London.

What is The Drifters Girl about?

Felicia Boswell stars as 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.

From the highs of hit records and sell out tours to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, 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.

Thirty years, and hundreds of hit songs later, there is no doubt that Faye Treadwell was and always will be, The Drifters Girl.

Who is in The Drifters Girl London cast?

The cast is led by Felicia Boswell (Motown the MusicalMemphis) as Faye Treadwell, with The Drifters played by Adam J Bernard (Dreamgirls), Tarinn Callender (Come From Away) , Matt Henry (Kinky Boots) and Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Dreamgirls, The Lion King).

The cast is completed by Marcus Ayton, Ethan Davis, Vanessa Ela Young, Michael James Stewart, Alanna Leslie, Curtis Scott, Dara Ajagbe, Amari Brown, Arabel Harley and Savanna Musoni.

Creative team

Directed by Jonathan Church, with design by Anthony Ward, choreography by Karen Bruce, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and music supervision and orchestrations by Chris Egan. Book by Ed Curtis.


Reviews of The Drifters Girl

★★★★ "Joyful. Jonathan Church's slick and snazzy production looks sensational" - Daily Mail
★★★★ "Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Tosh Wanogho-Maud and Matt Henry are a knockout" - Sunday Times
★★★★ "An extraordinarily enjoyable night out. The Drifters Girl is hard to beat" - WhatsOnStage
"Beverley Knight blows us away with every number" - The Guardian
"The sound of the show is exquisite" - Telegraph

Show Information

Age restrictions
10+
Running time
2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 15 October 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Venue Information

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line), Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 24, 29, 30
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The Drifters Girl announces UK tour for 2023 / 2024
The Drifters Girl has announced its first UK tour, set for 2023 and 2024. The new musical, which is currently playing at the Garrick Theatre but closes next month on 15 October 2022, tells the remarkable story of one of the world's greatest vocal groups and the woman who made them. The tour kicks off at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton on 12 September 2023, and then visits the Theatre Royal, Norwich; Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield; Alhambra Theatre, Bradford; Opera House, Manchester; Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes; Curve Theatre, Leicester; Cliffs Pavilion, Southend; Theatre Royal, Newcastle; New Victoria Theatre, Woking; Orchard Theatre, Dartford; Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol. Further dates for 2024 are set to be announced, along with the cast of the touring production. The show tells the remarkable story of The Drifters, one of the world's greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them. Faye Treadwell is the legendary manager of The Drifters who fought for three decades alongside her husband (George Treadwell) to turn Atlantic Records' hottest vocal group into a global phenomenon. From the highs of hit records and sell-out tours to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, 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. Thirty years and hundreds of hit songs later, there is no doubt that Faye Treadwell was and always will be, The Drifters Girl. The Drifters Girl soundtrack features classics including Save The Last Dance For Me, Under The Boardwalk, Kissin In The Back Row Of The Movies, Stand By Me, Come On Over To My Place, Saturday Night At The Movies and many more. The show has a book by Ed Curtis, and is based on an idea by Tina Treadwell, co-created by Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud. The production is directed by Jonathan Church, with set design is by Anthony Ward, choreography by Karen Bruce, costume design by Fay Fullerton, orchestrations and musical supervision by Chris Egan, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and video design by Andrzej Goulding. Casting is by Stuart Burt. The Drifters Girl is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian. Book tickets to The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre in London The Drifters Girl 2023 /2024 Tour Dates 2023 Tue 12th – Sat 16th SeptMayflower Theatre, Southampton Tue 19th – Sat 23rd SeptTheatre Royal, Norwich Tue 26th – Sat 30th SeptLyceum Theatre, Sheffield Tue 3rd – Sat 7th OctAlhambra Theatre, Bradford Tue 10th – Sat 14th OctOpera House, Manchester Tue 24th – Sat 28th OctMilton Keynes Theatre Tue 31st Oct – Sat 4th NovCurve Theatre, Leicester Tue 7th – Sat 11th NovCliffs Pavilion Southend Tue 14th – Sat 18th NovTheatre Royal, Newcastle Tue 21st – Sat 25th NovNew Victoria Theatre, Woking Tue 28th Nov – Sat 2nd DecOrchard Theatre, Dartford 2024 Tue 9th - Sat 13th JanBristol Hippodrome
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Felicia Boswell to star in The Drifters Girl at Garrick Theatre
Broadway star Felicia Boswell will join London stage musical The Drifters Girl from 5 July 2022. Felicia will play 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. Felicia takes over from Beverley Knight who leaves to star in Sister Act at the Eventim Apollo. Beverley Knight's final performance is Saturday 2 July 2022. Felicia is a multi award-winning star, including an Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee for Jesus Christ Superstar Live. Her Broadway credits include Motown The Musical, Shuffle Along and Memphis, the latter of which saw her win her second Helen Hayes Award. Lead casting includes Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud as the iconic group.  The cast is completed by Marcus Ayton, Ashford Campbell, Ethan Davis, Vanessa Ela Young, Michael James Stewart, Alanna Leslie, Curtis Scott, and the young actors are Aurora Baptiste, Amari Brown, Savanna Musoni, Savannah Skinner-Henry and Shanyia Tsoto. The show boasts an incredible soundtrack of some of the most famous songs in history, including Save The Last Dance For Me, Under The Boardwalk, Kissin In The Back Row Of The Movies, Stand By Me, Come On Over To My Place, Saturday Night At The Movies and many more. Book tickets to The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre in London. The Drifters Girl is booking until 12 February 2023 at the Garrick Theatre.
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The Drifters Girl – Offer of the Week: Save up to 47% on tickets
This weeks "Offer of the Week" is for Beverly Knight in The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre, London. Grab tickets for up to 47% off, valid Tuesday to Friday performances until 27 May 2022. Although you need to book by 24 April. The Queen of British Soul and West End leading lady Beverly Knight only stars in The Drifters Girl until 2 July. The talented cast also includes Adam J Bernard (Dreamgirls), Tarinn Callender (Hamilton), Matt Henry (Kinky Boots) and Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Showboat), as the members of The Drifters - Clyde Mcphatter, Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore. Beverley Knight plays Faye Treadwell. The musical tells the story of Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of The Drifters who, alongside her husband, George Treadwell, ground breaking manager and co-founder of The Drifters, fought for three decades to turn Atlantic Records' hottest vocal group into a global phenomenon. From the highs of hit records and sell out tours to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, 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. Thirty years, and hundreds of hit songs later, there is no doubt that Faye Treadwell was and always will be, The Drifters Girl. The Drifters Girl features an incredible soundtrack of some of the most famous songs in history, including Save The Last Dance For Me, Under The Boardwalk, Kissin In The Back Row Of The Movies, Stand By Me, Come On Over To My Place, Saturday Night At The Movies and many more. The show has a book by Ed Curtis, based on an idea by Tina Treadwell, and which is co-created by Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud is directed by Jonathan Church, with set design by Anthony Ward, choreography by Karen Bruce, costume design by Fay Fullerton, orchestrations and musical supervision by Chris Egan lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and video design by Andrzej Goulding. Associate Director is Tyrone Huntley and Associate Choreographer is Myles Brown with casting by Stuart Burt and children's casting by Jo Hawes. In other exciting news, the original cast album for The Drifters Girl has been recorded at Abbey Road Studios and will be released on 6 May 2022, by Tag8 Music, with BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited, Treadwell Entertainment Group and Showtime Productions Ltd. Book tickets to The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre in London
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The Drifters Girl adds new dates at Garrick Theatre; Beverley Knight to leave in July
New musical The Drifters Girl has extended its run at the Garrick Theatre in London, and is now playing until 12 February 2023. The show tells the remarkable true story of one of the world's greatest vocal groups and the woman who made them. and stars the UK's Queen of Soul Beverley Knight, and Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud as the Drifters. Beverley Knight will continue starring in the show until Saturday 2 July 2022, and will then leave. The casting of her replacement is yet to be announced. The Drifters Girl opened in London in November 2021, and has continued to play to packed houses and nightly standing ovations. The show boasts an incredible soundtrack of some of the most famous songs in history, including Save The Last Dance For Me, Under The Boardwalk, Kissin In The Back Row Of The Movies, Stand By Me, Come On Over To My Place, Saturday Night At The Movies and many more. The Drifters Girl has a book by Ed Curtis and is based on an idea by Tina Treadwell, which is co-created by Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud. The show is directed by Jonathan Church, with set design by Anthony Ward, choreography by Karen Bruce, costume design by Fay Fullerton, orchestrations and musical supervision by Chris Egan lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and video design by Andrzej Goulding. Associate Director is Tyrone Huntley and Associate Choreographer is Myles Brown with casting by Stuart Burt and children's casting by Jo Hawes Book tickets to The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre in London.
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The Drifters Girl starring Beverley Knight extends to July 2022
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 is is 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.
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Video: Beverley Knight talks new musical The Drifters Girl
Watch Beverley Knight talk about her new West End musical The Drifters Girl which receives its world premiere in London on 25 November 2021. Filmed at a photoshoot for the show, Knight talks about the inspirational character she portrays and introduces the phenomenal actors playing The Drifters - 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. Starring 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 Drifters into a global phenomenon. https://videopress.com/v/OguYj4sc?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Directed by Jonathan Church with book by Ed Curtis, the musical features such classic hits 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. Based on an idea by Faye's daughter Tina Treadwell, The Drifters Girl has a book by Ed Curtis and is co-created by Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud, with direction by Jonathan Church. The creative team includes design by Anthony Ward, choreography by Karen Bruce, lighting by Ben Cracknell and music supervision and orchestration by Chris Egan. The Drifters Girl is booking until 26 March 2022 at the Garrick Theatre, London
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Beverley Knight to star in new musical ‘The Drifters Girl’
Beverley Knight will headline a new musical based on The Drifters. The Queen of British soul and West End favourite will play 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. 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 musical will try-out in Newcastle, from 5 September 2020 thru 19 September, prior to a West End premiere at the Garrick Theatre where it will run fro 20-weeks from 1 October 2020. Best known for her music career, Knight has starred in several highly acclaimed 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 Emmeline Pankhurst in hip hop musical Sylvia at The Old Vic. The creative team includes design by Anthony Ward, choreography by Karen Bruce, lighting by Ben Cracknell and music supervision and orchestration by Chris Egan. Further casting and full creative team will be announced at a later date. The Drifters Girl is booking from 1 October 2020 until 13 February 2021 at the Garrick Theatre, London Tickets for the The Drifters Girl are available now.

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