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The Drifters Girl

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4.9/5 - based on 21 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 2 July 2022
  • Starring: Beverley Knight
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About The Drifters Girl

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Please note: Beverley Knight is not scheduled to perform in The Drifters Girl from 17-22 January 2022.

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 2 July 2022
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
Starring:

Beverley Knight

The Drifters Girl description

Faye Treadwell was a powerhouse, a phenomenon, an extraordinary woman. Thanks to her one of the world's greatest soul bands, The Drifters, enjoyed massive success in the charts and critical acclaim for their wonderful tunes. This is Faye's story, told to the accompaniment of a host of dazzling songs 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.

What's the plot of The Drifters Girl?

The Drifters were signed up with Atlantic Records, as one of the most popular vocal groups of the times, but even so the highs they experienced were balanced by lows involved in legal problems and personal tragedies. The Drifters' legendary female manager, Faye Treadwell spent three decades fighting to transform the band she loved and believed in into a global brand.

This gloriously uplifting musical follows Treadwell, the world’s first female African American music manager, revealing how she refused to give up on the band. Thanks to her efforts over more than 30 years we're still enjoying The Drifters' unmistakeable sound. Faye Treadwell will always be The Drifters Girl. And boy, do we have an amazing cast and creative team for you!

Beverly Knight plays Faye Treadwell, and Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud play The Drifters. The book is by Ed Curtis and the show is inspired by an idea from Tina Treadwell. It has been co-created by Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud and the fun is beautifully directed by Jonathan Church.

Set design is by Anthony Ward and choreography by Karen Bruce. Costume design is by Fay Fullerton and the orchestrations and musical supervision by Chris Egan. Lighting design comes from Ben Cracknell and the sound design is by Tom Marshall. Video design comes from Andrzej Goulding and Associate Direction from Tyrone Huntley. The Associate Choreographer is Myles Brown. Casting is by Stuart Burt and children's casting by Jo Hawes.

Who is The Drifters Girl for?

The Drifters Girl is recommended for anyone old enough to enjoy the music and understand the plot.

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Next Performances for The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre

today22nd Jan 2022 7:30pm
Monday24th Jan 2022 7:30pm
Tuesday25th Jan 2022 7:30pm
Wednesday26th Jan 2022 2:30pm
Wednesday26th Jan 2022 7:30pm
Thursday27th Jan 2022 2:30pm

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The Drifters Girl reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
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Recommended for:

Anyone (67%)
Families (76%)
Teenagers (76%)
Couples (90%)
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Latest customer reviews
Barry
Must see

Excellent vocals very strong cast

Reviewed on 19 January 2022 by , Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Ronan
Great show with great songs

Booked at the last minute but thoroughly enjoyed the show from start to finish. Nostalgic to the end

Reviewed on 10 January 2022 by , Newry, United Kingdom

Jodie
Truly AMAZING!!

I didn't know much about the Drifters. A few songs at most. But now, my eyes are literally open to anything. I'd see it again..and possibly a third time too!

Reviewed on 29 December 2021 by , Ashford Kent, United Kingdom

Robert
Excellent evening.

Disappointed that the original cast could not perform due to Covid restrictions. Not told which actors were being replaced by understudies. Having said that the understudies were excellent.

Reviewed on 28 December 2021 by , Birmingham, United Kingdom

Sylvia
You leave the theatre feeling happy

Reviewed on 15 December 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

Paul
Brilliant

This was one of the best shows we have seen in a long time, if you closed your eyes you would Think it was the drifters performing. Fabulous voices , great to hear the history of the group over the years. Would see it again tomorrow if I could. A fantastic show, well done .

Reviewed on 15 December 2021 by , Ombersley, United Kingdom

Russell
Musicality amazing. Didn't want it to end

Every member of cast fantastic

Reviewed on 06 December 2021 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

gary
A great musical

I did not know what to expect from the show, as the reviews had not been fantastic, but we were treated to an amazing show, full of great soul music. Everyone from Beverley Knight down to the young girl who played her daughter were incredible. The guys playing the Drifters were not only amazing singers , but were also versatile in their every changing acting roles. All in all, a great show which I would recommend to anyone

Reviewed on 06 December 2021 by , Clifton-on-teme, United Kingdom

Elizabeth
Brilliant!

Reviewed on 04 December 2021 by , Longfield, United Kingdom

Coral
Fantastic

Reviewed on 27 November 2021 by , Southend On Sea, United Kingdom

Teresa
Talented cast

I thoroughly enjoyed the Drifters Girl. I had not known the story of Faye Treadwell and the Drifters and it’s an interesting story. The production was cleverly set, excellent costuming, vibrant orchestration and most importantly a very talented cast! Beverley Knight has a fantastic voice and was fabulous in the role and the guys were equally strong. I loved them Highly recommend the show !!

Reviewed on 24 November 2021 by , West Clandon, United Kingdom

Paul

Really enjoyed the show. The cast should be congratulated

Reviewed on 23 November 2021 by , Huntingdon, United Kingdom

L

Disappointing, although Beverley Knight has a fantastic voice.

Reviewed on 19 November 2021 by , Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Jacqueline
Reliving my teenage years

fast paced, outstanding performers, and a thoroughly enjoyable show. It brought back so many memories, the music, the dancing, the history. Loved it all.

Reviewed on 18 November 2021 by , Gloucester, United Kingdom

Penny
A vibrant fun night out .

A very entertaining and lively show by a small cast . Fabulous music and great dancing . An all round package, for a fun night out.

Reviewed on 13 November 2021 by , Lottery St Mary, United Kingdom

Trisha
Fabulously Feel Good!

Wow what a show, Beverly Knight never disappoints and the guys that played "The Drifters" could really dance and truly captured the dance moves of the era. They also had the most fantastic voices. A magical experience from start to finish.

Reviewed on 11 November 2021 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

22 Nov
2021
Miriam Gibson

Review: THE DRIFTERS GIRL a the Garrick Theatre

by Miriam Gibson | Monday, November 22 2021, 18:01

The Drifters Girl "The Drifters are like the Yankees", we're told at the beginning of The Drifters Girl, “The line-up may change, but in the end there's only one New York Yankees”. To demonstrate this constantly changing but-never-really-changing line-up, four actors play the various incarnations of the Drifters.

Review: THE DRIFTERS GIRL a the Garrick Theatre
26 Jul
2021
London Box Office

DRIFTERS GIRL full cast announced including Beverley Knight

by London Box Office | Monday, July 26 2021, 12:00

The Drifters Girl Update for The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to reveal the hugely talented bunch of singers who will be playing The Drifters in this, the long-awaited return of The Drifters Girl. The show kicks off in Newcastle before moving back to its original home at the West End's Garrick Theatre on Thursday 4th November 2021. As you can imagine, the excitement is already mounting around the return of this marvellous true story.

DRIFTERS GIRL full cast announced including Beverley Knight
01 Nov
2019
Phil Willmott

Beverley Knight and the Music of the Drifters Feature in an intriguing New West End Show

by Phil Willmott | Friday, November 1 2019, 08:28

The Drifters Girl Musical in London There are two types of jukebox musicals, the term given to shows which stitch together existing hits to tell a story. Some have an original plot, such as WE WILL ROCK YOU, MAMMA MIA and MOULIN ROUGE but equally successful are productions which tell the story of the artists who first recorded the material eg. BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROL KING MUSICAL, JERSEY BOYS and TINA.

Beverley Knight and the Music of the Drifters Feature in an intriguing New West End Show