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Beverley Knight led musical ‘The Drifters Girl’ pushed to 2021

The West End premiere of The Drifters Girl has been pushed to Winter 2021 due to the prolonged closure of UK theatres as a result of covid-19.

Headlined by Beverley Knight the musical charts the trailblazing efforts of the worlds first African American female music manager and how she fought to turn The Drifters into a global phenomenon.

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.

The show will now receive its World Premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal next year on 9 October 2021, before transferring to the Garrick Theatre in London for a strictly limited season of 20 weeks, with performances beginning on Thursday 4 November 2021. It had been scheduled to run at the Garrick Theatre from 1 October 2020 until 13 February 2021.

Ticket holders do not need to do anything; the point of purchase will be in touch with all existing ticket holders soon.

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 4 November 2021 until 26 March 2022 at the Garrick Theatre, London

Tickets for the The Drifters Girl are available now.


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