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The Drifters Girl

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  • Starring: Beverley Knight
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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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The Drifters Girl reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 136 reviews

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Latest customer reviews
Great Musical

A fantastic true story told with superb singing

Reviewed on 23 October 2022 by , Bognor Regis, United Kingdom


Went to last night performance. Atmosphere was electric! Performers were amazing - great singing voices.

Reviewed on 17 October 2022 by , Wimborne, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 08 October 2022 by , Skipton, United Kingdom

Fantastic must see

Great show singing was amazing definitely recommend going

Reviewed on 02 October 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Great Show

Reviewed on 30 September 2022 by , Melbourne, Australia

Great Entertainment

Only dislike was the spinning disc, preshow and interval, on the curtain. The show started full on and kept it up all the way through. The cast were excellent, especially the young girl, and the lead lady. Told a good story along with the great Drifters foot tapping music.

Reviewed on 29 September 2022 by , Bacup, United Kingdom

Must see

Reviewed on 25 September 2022 by , Belluno, Italy


Very enjoyable show

Reviewed on 24 September 2022 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 18 September 2022 by , Carshalton, United Kingdom

Superb show

Reviewed on 15 September 2022 by , Renfrew, United Kingdom


A very entertaining show. My seat was fine.

Reviewed on 13 September 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Very enjoyable show well performed

Reviewed on 10 September 2022 by , Bowers Gifford, United Kingdom

A must see!

Fabulous Drifters Girl amazing, totally recommend every single minute of it!

Reviewed on 06 September 2022 by , Downham Essex, United Kingdom

Wow what a show

Really good walk thro the Drifters hits with an interesting storyline,with comedy as well as awesome music

Reviewed on 02 September 2022 by , Havant, United Kingdom

Loved it!

Beverly Knight wasn't there as advertised but it was really impressive and amazing! The story line was so well played. The voices were so strong and who knew The Drifters were managed by a formidable Black Woman!

Reviewed on 02 September 2022 by , Croydon, United Kingdom


If you like the Drifters this is the show for you, second time at this wonderful show which definitely gives you that feel good factor.

Reviewed on 01 September 2022 by , Middlesex, United Kingdom

Factually correct

You must go it has a feel good feeling and everyone comes out smiling

Reviewed on 31 August 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

A must see for Drifters fans.

Great production, quality of performances from all of the cast outstanding.

Reviewed on 31 August 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

We didn’t know what to go and see last minute but I am so glad we picked this show

Very good, lovely memories hearing all the songs and you really want to get up and dance.

Reviewed on 31 August 2022 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Great show, fantastic music

Reviewed on 29 August 2022 by , Barnet, United Kingdom


Excellent show, have been several times. Going again with my friend next week.

Reviewed on 24 August 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Pure nostalgia

Great music and great night out. Would have been better if they sang a few hits at the end for everyone to sing along and dance to. Please remember to TURN OFF your phone, our evening was slightly spoilt by 2 idiots who insisted on recording and talking, fortunately staff removed them from show but it could have been done sooner.

Reviewed on 21 August 2022 by , Gateshead, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 20 August 2022 by , Dagenhan, United Kingdom

Fun and lively

Reviewed on 19 August 2022 by , Margate, United Kingdom

So much better than Expected

I'm not a great fan of 'Juke Box' Musicals but this was so much better than expected. I really did not know the story of The Drifters or Ray Treadwell just their music. The cast of 6 were exceptional and actors playing multi-characters worked really well. If you were a teenager of the 1960's/1970's it a must see. The average audience age was more 50-60 but my daughters in their 20's really enjoyed it.

Reviewed on 19 August 2022 by , Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdom

Sheer entertainment

Reviewed on 19 August 2022 by , Alfreton, United Kingdom

Loved the music

Loved the show told the story of the Drifters very entertaining

Reviewed on 18 August 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Fantastic singing abd acting

The show was good but did not like the mem camping it up as women. Unnecessary and duscriminatory

Reviewed on 17 August 2022 by , Cardiff, United Kingdom

A must see

Reviewed on 15 August 2022 by , London, United Kingdom


My second time of attending this show I had a brilliant time Cast, acting, music amazing Beverley Knight starred the first time

Reviewed on 14 August 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Singers had great voices

Reviewed on 13 August 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

We were two adults and and one 17 year old son and we all loved the show!

Reviewed on 04 August 2022 by , Bankeryd, Sweden


From start to finish the show is engaging, with talented performances, fabulous stage sets and is pure joy.

Reviewed on 30 July 2022 by , Theydon Bois, United Kingdom

Fabulous from start to finish

Great music, good storyline that is easy to follow, well worth a trip to see

Reviewed on 28 July 2022 by , Fareham, United Kingdom

Must see

Absolutely fantastic show !

Reviewed on 28 July 2022 by , Hertford, United Kingdom

Gantastic show you can not help singing along with

Fantastic story that shows the difficulties in 50,s 60,s USA and in UK. All done in a musical wonderment a must see if you love the iconic music of the Drifters.

Reviewed on 28 July 2022 by , Westhill, United Kingdom

Great theatre night

I loved this show as I had no idea of the background story. It was excellent to follow. Songs were great and top class acting.

Reviewed on 27 July 2022 by , Leyton, United Kingdom

Good show

Enjoyed the show, amazing voices, fab songs but generally felt a bit on the sidelines! Pity no real atmosphere in theatre with audience until end! Enjoyed it but not my favourite West End Show!

Reviewed on 23 July 2022 by , Doncaster, United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyable show.

We went to see the show, booking last minute seats. Not disappointed at all, seats were better than we hoped-for. The acting, singing and musicians were all fabulous. The theatre staff also did a good job looking after people, also pointing out things that shouldn't need saying to adults. Excellent show, would definitely recommend.

Reviewed on 23 July 2022 by , York, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 22 July 2022 by , Cornwall, United Kingdom


Excellent show with really talented performers. All had incredible voices. Production is really slick with smooth staging/scenery changes and 4 male actors playing multiple roles seemlessly.

Reviewed on 14 July 2022 by , Stockton-on-tees, United Kingdom

a must see for any drifters fan

The performers have the right type of voices for the songs and Beverely Knight certainly has a powerful voice. Each actor played multiple roles to perfection. It was a very enjoyable experience

Reviewed on 13 July 2022 by , Brigg, United Kingdom

The cast were fantastic and had brilliant voices. A brilliant show!

Reviewed on 09 July 2022 by , Kent, United Kingdom

Enjoyed it all, always been drifters fans

Reviewed on 08 July 2022 by , Southborough, United Kingdom

Amazing show with incredible singers!

Reviewed on 06 July 2022 by , Beaconsfield, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 05 July 2022 by , Barnet, United Kingdom

A Great Show

Reviewed on 27 June 2022 by , Birmingham, United Kingdom

Great entertainment throughout

Really enjoyed everything about the show - we thought Beverley Knight was fantastic and it was because she was the star that we wanted to see the show

Reviewed on 21 June 2022 by , Warlingham, United Kingdom

What a delight, feel good show

My sister and I 58/60 grew up on Drifters music so was a real treat for us, our friend 40 had not, but of course knew numerous songs, staging was simple effective and clever,the few cast members worked so hard and showed their versatility. Fantastic singers and the star Beverley Knight, amazing, we all thoroughly enjoyed it, the whole show had a great feel good factor, just a joy to watch.

Reviewed on 19 June 2022 by , Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

Great entertainment

If you like Motown you’ll love this show.

Reviewed on 18 June 2022 by , Maidstone, United Kingdom

A must see. Great show.

Funny, sad, good music, lovely little theatre.

Reviewed on 18 June 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

World class performance

The quality of the singing and dancing was superb, all performers were outstanding. Emotional journey, addresses discrimination issues of gender, race and sexuality.

Reviewed on 18 June 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Excellent performance and story. All should see it!!!

Reviewed on 17 June 2022 by , San Antonio, United States Of America

An absolute MUST to see

Reviewed on 14 June 2022 by , Whitton, United Kingdom

Super show

Loved the show. The four guys were mesmerising. Went for my birthday and it did not disappoint. Love the drifters and they certainly did them justice

Reviewed on 09 June 2022 by , Basingstoke, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 03 June 2022 by , Selby, United Kingdom

Brilliant show with lots of laughter and good music the performers were equal in their performance.

Reviewed on 03 June 2022 by , Hailsham, United Kingdom

Great Fun

Reviewed on 31 May 2022 by , Cheltenham, United Kingdom


Excellent veratility from the 5 actors. The music was outstanding and not one weak voice amongst the 5.

Reviewed on 30 May 2022 by , Towcester, United Kingdom

Absolutely amazing

Absolutely amazing show I didn't stop smiling and singing all night I will definitely be going to see it again. The staff where amazing polite and very helpful as well. Brilliant experience.

Reviewed on 28 May 2022 by , Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Fabulous show

Reviewed on 27 May 2022 by , Ballymena, United Kingdom


True musical theatre. Powerful voices.

Reviewed on 26 May 2022 by , Kelowna, Canada

Superb performance!

Reviewed on 26 May 2022 by , Bruxelles, Belgium

Great music and lots of humour

Reviewed on 26 May 2022 by , Old Coulsdon, United Kingdom

A must see

Amazing would see it again

Reviewed on 23 May 2022 by , Abbots Langley, United Kingdom

Feel good show and must see!

The story, singing and acting was awesome. The voices of all the cast was exceptional and moved me to tears. I was totally captivated throughout the show.

Reviewed on 21 May 2022 by , Wembley, United Kingdom

A must see!

Fabulous music and brilliant acting!

Reviewed on 16 May 2022 by , Mijas Costa, Spain

A brilliant show

Reviewed on 14 May 2022 by , Penarth, United Kingdom

Absolutely fabulous

Good story, good acting fabulous singing, what more could you ask for.

Reviewed on 13 May 2022 by , Shepherdswell, United Kingdom

Blast from the past

Enjoyable show with great music, gave an insight to the history of the Drifters, bit disappointed that Beverley Knight didn’t perform but the show in general was great

Reviewed on 11 May 2022 by , Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

A must see, not to be missed

Amazing voices. Lifts your mood , uplifting

Reviewed on 11 May 2022 by , Wigan, United Kingdom

Fabulous show, Drifters and extra characters amazing

Reviewed on 09 May 2022 by , Ware, United Kingdom

Amazing fantastic wonderful ...just a few of the coments the actors are truly out of this world abd I am hoping to see them in more shows they are outstanding !!!!!!

This is a must see show from the moment you enter to the moment you leave so helpful and friendly.

Reviewed on 04 May 2022 by , Epping, United Kingdom


This performance was superb. All the cast wonderful and sound even better than the Drifters! Fabulous singing. A must see

Reviewed on 15 April 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Ticks all the boxes

Great acting, singing and dancing, with all the main Drifters hits you'd hope for backed by great musicians. Great entertainment for everyone.

Reviewed on 14 April 2022 by , Newtownards, United Kingdom

Must see if u like that old sing song

I'm sorry but the show did stop 10 minutes in the show time and stop due to a false that happens behind scenes however it was stopped for at least 20 minutes so we was behind and late for our drinks afterwards

Reviewed on 10 April 2022 by , Maida Hill, United Kingdom


Great music great vovals

Reviewed on 07 April 2022 by , Brighton, United Kingdom

Brilliant show !

I so enjoyed this. Show colorful vibrant musically excellent hopped and bopped the whole way through the show !

Reviewed on 05 April 2022 by , Sligo, Ireland

Must see

Reviewed on 02 April 2022 by , Caerphilly, United Kingdom

What aShow

We did not know what to expect but the four male singers came on at the start and that was it what a performance and it continued with Beverly Knight what a voice , It's a show of all show geat music and brilliant singers - FABULOUS!!!!!

Reviewed on 28 March 2022 by , Maidstone, United Kingdom

A must see

A well told story fantastic singing all the actors and actresses worked so hard it was wonderful I had a wonderful evening it will live me for a long time Awesome!!

Reviewed on 27 March 2022 by , Leyland, United Kingdom

Beverly Knight was outstanding.

Reviewed on 23 March 2022 by , Wrexham, United Kingdom

Fantabulous show

Excellent show! All the singers were fantastic. Beverly Knight has the voice of a soul angel. You will not be disappointed we intend on going back again & again ?

Reviewed on 17 March 2022 by , Kings Lynn, United Kingdom

A great night ...

Beverley Knight outstanding...

Reviewed on 17 March 2022 by , Pewsey, United Kingdom


Brilliant show…Beverley Knight is amazing The ‘Drifters’ are excellent - really enjoyed the show! Would have been nice to be able to sing songs at the end as an encore but that didn’t happen

Reviewed on 10 March 2022 by , Wokingham, United Kingdom

Everything about this show was fabulous!

Reviewed on 06 March 2022 by , Romford, United Kingdom

Elementit music.

Reviewed on 05 March 2022 by , Jorvas, Finland

Must see

Could have watched another hour

Reviewed on 26 February 2022 by , Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Wow - what a show!

Superb Show, lyrically phenomenal, stage presence stupendous! Classic entertainment!

Reviewed on 23 February 2022 by , Thame, United Kingdom


Thoroughly enjoyable. The show was full of great vocals and the storyline was punched with humour. A great night out.

Reviewed on 23 February 2022 by , Hockley, United Kingdom

Thought provoking

Reviewed on 18 February 2022 by , Herne Bay, United Kingdom

More humour needed.

I enjoyed the show. Some very talented actors. Humour gives the audience interacted, otherwise you’re being lectured to. Also, I would have enjoyed more hits from the group, it is after all the reason we were there, because of their hits.

Reviewed on 13 February 2022 by , Leicester, United Kingdom

Up beat up lifting high energy show

Reviewed on 07 February 2022 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 06 February 2022 by , Dublin, Ireland


Me and my partner thought the show was brilliant, excellent singers band was fantastic the lighting and stage art was spot on, would highly recommend anyone who fancys standing up and getting involved with the singing to go and watch this amazing show

Reviewed on 05 February 2022 by , Rochester, United Kingdom

Must see

Excellent vocals very strong cast

Reviewed on 19 January 2022 by , Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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


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

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

You leave the theatre feeling happy

Reviewed on 15 December 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

31 Mar
London Box Office

The Drifters Girl World Premier Cast Album - Release date announced

by London Box Office | Thursday, March 31 2022, 12:10

Drifters Girl Cast Album This popular production has recently extended its run to February 2023. Here’s the latest news about the cast album, starring the World Premier cast in all their glory. Packed with hit songs including Stand By Me, Saturday Night at the Movies, Under The Boardwalk, and Save The Last Dance For Me, the album was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. It’s due out on Friday 6th May 2022.

The Drifters Girl World Premier Cast Album - Release date announced
08 Mar
London Box Office

The Drifters Girl extends to 2023!

by London Box Office | Tuesday, March 8 2022, 15:44

The Drifters Girl 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.

The Drifters Girl extends to 2023!
22 Nov
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
27 Jul
London Box Office

DRIFTERS GIRL full cast announced including Beverley Knight

by London Box Office | Tuesday, July 27 2021, 10:00

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
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