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The Drifters Girl Tickets4.9/5 - based on 80 reviews
- Booking until: Sunday, 12 February 2023
- Starring: Beverley Knight
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About The Drifters Girl
- Booking until: Sunday, 12 February 2023
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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Please note: Beverley Knight is not scheduled to perform in The Drifters Girl from 17-22 January 2022.
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The Drifters Girl reviews
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (79%)
Latest customer reviews
Reviewed on 27 June 2022 by Wayne, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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 Duncan, Warlingham, United Kingdom
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 Paula, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
If you like Motown you’ll love this show.
Reviewed on 18 June 2022 by Ian, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Funny, sad, good music, lovely little theatre.
Reviewed on 18 June 2022 by Clifford, London, United Kingdom
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 Claire, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 June 2022 by Murray, San Antonio, United States Of America
Reviewed on 14 June 2022 by Iona, Whitton, United Kingdom
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 10 June 2022 by Maria, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 June 2022 by Alison, 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 Sally, Hailsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 May 2022 by Jennifer, 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 David, Towcester, United Kingdom
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 John, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 May 2022 by Andrew, Ballymena, United Kingdom
True musical theatre. Powerful voices.
Reviewed on 26 May 2022 by Marie, Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed on 26 May 2022 by Maria, Bruxelles, Belgium
Reviewed on 26 May 2022 by Alison, Old Coulsdon, United Kingdom
Amazing would see it again
Reviewed on 23 May 2022 by Elaine, Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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 22 May 2022 by Yvonne, Wembley, United Kingdom
Fabulous music and brilliant acting!
Reviewed on 16 May 2022 by Jenny, Mijas Costa, Spain
Reviewed on 14 May 2022 by Rosalyn, Penarth, United Kingdom
Good story, good acting fabulous singing, what more could you ask for.
Reviewed on 13 May 2022 by Ian, Shepherdswell, United Kingdom
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 Pat, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Amazing voices. Lifts your mood , uplifting
Reviewed on 11 May 2022 by Carole, Wigan, United Kingdom
Fabulous show, Drifters and extra characters amazing
Reviewed on 09 May 2022 by Susan, Ware, United Kingdom
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 Fran, 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 Catherine, London, United Kingdom
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 Jim, Newtownards, United Kingdom
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 Bridget, Maida Hill, United Kingdom
Great music great vovals
Reviewed on 07 April 2022 by Michael, Brighton, United Kingdom
I so enjoyed this. Show colorful vibrant musically excellent hopped and bopped the whole way through the show !
Reviewed on 05 April 2022 by Celine, Sligo, Ireland
Reviewed on 02 April 2022 by Kenneth, Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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 John, Maidstone, United Kingdom
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 Diana, Leyland, United Kingdom
Beverly Knight was outstanding.
Reviewed on 23 March 2022 by Patricia, Wrexham, United Kingdom
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 Sue, Kings Lynn, United Kingdom
Beverley Knight outstanding...
Reviewed on 17 March 2022 by Ian, 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 Jane, Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 06 March 2022 by Julia, Romford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 March 2022 by Kenneth, Jorvas, Finland
Could have watched another hour
Reviewed on 26 February 2022 by Paul, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Superb Show, lyrically phenomenal, stage presence stupendous! Classic entertainment!
Reviewed on 23 February 2022 by Alvin, 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 Alison, Hockley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 February 2022 by Tina, Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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 Lindsay, Leicester, United Kingdom
Up beat up lifting high energy show
Reviewed on 07 February 2022 by Alison, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 06 February 2022 by Conor, 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 Billy, Rochester, United Kingdom
Excellent vocals very strong cast
Reviewed on 19 January 2022 by Barry, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Booked at the last minute but thoroughly enjoyed the show from start to finish. Nostalgic to the end
Reviewed on 10 January 2022 by Ronan, 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 Jodie, Ashford Kent, United Kingdom
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 Robert, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 December 2021 by Sylvia, London, United Kingdom
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 Paul, Ombersley, United Kingdom
Every member of cast fantastic
Reviewed on 06 December 2021 by Russell, Leeds, United Kingdom
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 Gary, Clifton-on-teme, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 December 2021 by Elizabeth, Longfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 November 2021 by Coral, Southend On Sea, United Kingdom
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 Teresa, West Clandon, United Kingdom
Really enjoyed the show. The cast should be congratulated
Reviewed on 23 November 2021 by Paul, Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Disappointing, although Beverley Knight has a fantastic voice.
Reviewed on 19 November 2021 by L, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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 Jacqueline, Gloucester, United Kingdom
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 Penny, Lottery St Mary, United Kingdom
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 Trisha, Surrey, United Kingdom
The Drifters Girl World Premier Cast Album - Release date announced
by London Box Office | Thursday, March 31 2022, 13:10
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
The Drifters Girl extends to 2023!
by London Box Office | Tuesday, March 8 2022, 15:44
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!
Review: THE DRIFTERS GIRL a the Garrick Theatre
by Miriam Gibson | Monday, November 22 2021, 18:01
"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
DRIFTERS GIRL full cast announced including Beverley Knight
by London Box Office | Monday, July 26 2021, 12:00
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
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
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