The Queen of British Soul and West End leading lady Beverley Knight stars in the world premiere of brand new musical The Drifters Girl. Discover the remarkable story of The Drifters, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them.
Beverley Knight On Stage - Theatre Credits, Bio and Tickets
Beverley Knight MBE was born in Wolverhampton in 1973. Throughout her teens, she sang in a church choir, whilst being raised listening to gospel music. She was also inspired by Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, who mixed elements of both gospel and secular music. In 1994, she signed to her first label, releasing her debut LP, The B-Funk, which won critical acclaim.
She is perhaps best known for a number of smash hits, including "Get Up!" and "Shoulda Woulda Coulda", both from her third LP, Who I Am, which led to a Mercury Music Prize nomination. In 2004 she went onto release her biggest-selling album yet, Affirmation, which included hits such as “Keep This Fire Burning” and “Not Too Late for Love.” Subsequently, she won a lifetime achievement award at the Urban Music Awards.
In 2006, Knight released a platinum-selling compilation album. Following this, she started hosting Beverley’s Gospel Nights on BBC Radio 2, talking about gospel music, with interviews with celebrities including Michelle Williams and Shirley Caesar. Knight was one of the many performers in the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony, a performance which was highly praised.
In 2013, Knight made her West End debut playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre. In 2014 she starred in West End production Memphis The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre, and in 2015, she played Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats at the London Palladium. Knight led the cast as Faye Treadwell in the world premiere of The Drifters Girl.