THEY WERE THE DRIFTERS. SHE WAS THE BOSS. THIS IS THEIR STORY.
The Queen of British Soul and West End leading lady Beverley Knight stars in the world premiere of a brand new musical – The Drifters Girl – directed by Jonathan Church.
Coming to the West End in Winter 2021, discover the remarkable story of ‘The Drifters‘, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them.
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 is booking from 4 November 2021 until 26 March 2022 at the Garrick Theatre, London.
What’s the Story?
Beverley Knight 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’s in it? The Drifters Girl Cast
Beverley Knight is the Queen of British Soul. She has enjoyed several Top 10 Albums, including the platinum selling Voice: The Best Of Beverley Knight. Her theatre credits include The Bodyguard (Dominion Theatre), Memphis The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Cats (London Palladium) and Sylvia (Old Vic).
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 for The Drifters Girl coming soon.
Theatre InformationGarrick Theatre
Address: 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
Nearest Underground: 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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