The Drifters Girl has been delighting audiences since October 2021, when it rocked the world up in Newcastle. It transferred to London in November 2021, where the venue remains packed to the rafters nightly. Every performance ends with a standing ovation. This is the story of Faye Treadwell, the manager of The Drifters, who battled for 30 years to create a global phenomenon.
Who’s involved in The Drifters Girl?
The Drifters were so much more than just another vocal band. They had countless hit records. They sold out numerous tours. And they also struggled with legal battles and personal tragedies. This beautiful musical charts the trailblazing efforts of Treadwell, the first African American female music manager. Her legacy lives on in The Drifters songs and in this musical. The casting from 2nd June 2022 onwards is to be announced.
- ‘Queen of Soul’ Beverley Knight plays Faye Treadwell until 2nd July 2022
- Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud play the members of the iconic group
- The cast is completed by Marcus Ayton, Ashford Campbell, Ethan Davis, Vanessa Ela Young, Michael James Stewart, Alanna Leslie, Curtis Scott
- The young actors are Aurora Baptiste, Amari Brown, Savanna Musoni, Savannah Skinner-Henry and Shanyia Tsoto
- Book by Ed Curtis, based on an idea by Tina Treadwell, co-created by Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud
- Directed by Jonathan Church
- 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
- Video design by Andrzej Goulding
- The Associate Director is Tyrone Huntley
- The Associate Choreographer is Myles Brown
- Casting is by Stuart Burt
- Children's casting is by Jo Hawes
- The Drifters Girl is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian
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