The Drifters Girl Tickets

Garrick Theatre, London
The Drifters Girl
Garrick Theatre, London
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Beverley Knight returns to the West End in the world premiere of The Drifters Girl, coming to the Garrick Theatre in 2020. Based on the career of Faye Treadwell, the world’s first African-American female music manager, the jukebox musical will explore her life and career while managing The Drifters, a 1950s American doo-wop and soul vocal group.

First formed as a backing group, The Drifters were established in 1953 to accompany Clyde McPhatter. The Drifters became a global music phenomenon thanks to Faye and George Treadwell, with number one hits in the 1950s including ‘Money Honey’, ‘Honey Love’, ‘Adorable’ and ‘There Goes My Baby’.

The Drifters line-up has changed regularly, with over 60 members throughout its active years including Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore. However, one woman was at the heart of the band for over 30 years; Faye Treadwell.

Charting their hit records and sell-out tours to audiences around the world, as well as legal battles facing the band, The Drifters Girl is set to share the full story about the American vocalists and the woman who helped their careers.

Beverley Knightwill play Faye Treadwell, The Drifters’ manager. Hailed as the Queen of British soul, Knight has established herself as a West End leading lady, starring as Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium, Felicia Farrell in Memphis the Musical and Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard. Further casting for The Drifters Girl is not yet announced.

The Drifters Girl tickets will go on sale soon.

Previews from |
1st October 2020
Opening date |
22nd October 2020
Booking from |
1st October 2020
Available until |
13th February 2021
Categories |
Beverley Knight
Beverley Knight
as Faye Treadwell

1 Oct 2020 to 13 Feb 2021

By:
Ed Curtis
Director:
Jonathan Church
Lighting:
Ben Cracknell
Design:
Anthony Ward
Choreography:
Karen Bruce
Cast list:
Beverley Knight

Garrick Theatre Venue Information

Address:
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

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The Drifters Girl
Beverley Knight to star in new musical The Drifters Girl in the West End
Friday, 01 November, 2019, 09:00
A new musical telling the story of American R&B group The Drifters is set to star Beverley Knight when it opens in the West End next autumn. Knight will star in The Drifters Girl as Faye Treadwell, the manager of the group who had hits with numbers such as “Save the Last Dance for Me”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “Saturday Night at the Movies”, and “Stand By Me.” The musical will follow the legal battles and personal tragedy behind one of the Atlantic Records’ biggest...
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