About the show
Where is it showing?The Drifters Girl celebrates its world premiere at the West End’s Garrick Theatre.
When does it open?The musical opens on 1 October 2020.
What is it about?The Drifters Girl offers a new take on the popular jukebox musical genre, inviting audiences behind the scenes of a trailblazing manager who drove her clients to the top of the charts. Faye Treadwell was the first African American female manager and a legendary figure at Atlantic Records, where she spent decades fighting for The Drifters’ place in music history.
From dizzying success to personal tragedy and legal battles, The Drifters Girl pays tribute to Treadwell’s tenacity and commitment to a group she loved, all set to a soundtrack of the hits she helped create - including “Save the Last Dance for Me”, “Under the Boardwalk” and “Stand By Me”.
Who is in it?Internationally-acclaimed singer Beverley Knight stars as Faye Treadwell, returning to the West End stage for the first time since The Bodyguard in 2016. Knight is a three-time MOBO Award winner whose hits include “Come As You Are” and “Get Up!”
Further casting is yet to be announced.
Who is the creative team?The creative team is yet to be announced.
How long is it?A running time for The Drifters Girl is yet to be confirmed.
Recommended forFans of The Drifters shouldn’t hesitate to book tickets for The Drifters Girl, which offers a unique look at the mind behind their phenomenal rise to fame. With powerhouse singer Beverley Knight starring, those who enjoyed her in Memphis will be similarly thrilled by her latest starring role.
Age Recommendations: TBC