The Drifters Girl
Garrick Theatre, London
The Drifters Girl - Garrick Theatre, London
Age Restriction: To be confirmed.
Important Information: PLEASE NOTE: Performance dates are for 2020 and 2021, there are no 2019 performances. The appearance of any particular performer cannot be guaranteed and cast schedules are subject to change. Beverley Knight is not scheduled to perform in The Drifters Girl from 18 – 23 January 2021.
In a triumphant return to the West End, Beverly Knight stars in the world premiere of The Drifters Girl, which comes to Garrick Theatre in 2020.
The production is based on the true story of Faye Treadwell, the world’s first African-American female music manager. Indeed, this “jukebox musical” chronicles her life and career while she managed The Drifters, a 1950s American soul and doo-wop vocal group.
The Drifters in their initial days served as a backing group, and would accompany Clyde McPhatter, a famous African-American singer. It was thanks to Faye and George Treadwell that they became a global sensation with number one hits such as “Money Honey”, “Honey Love” and “There Goes My Baby”. Over the years, The Drifters went through 60 different members, including Johnny Moore, Ben E. King and Rudy Lewis.
The show charts their famous hits as well as portraying the legal battles they faced - with a brimming and comprehensive account of the vocalists and the woman who kickstarted their careers. Faye Treadwell was a trailblazer, and spent decades driving her group to the top of the charts — something which has cemented her posthumous position as a legendary figure for Atlantic Records. Treadwell’s tenacity will be played alongside a soundtrack of the hits she helped create — including fan favourites like “Save the Last Dance for Me”, “Stand By Me” and “Under the Boardwalk”.
Beverly Knight will of course play the role of Faye Treadwell, quite naturally so since she’s been hailed as the queen of British Soul. As one of the West End’s leading ladies, her previous roles have showcased her artistic and vocal abilities including her role of Grizabella in Cats.
The Drifters Girl tickets will go on sale soon from the 1st of Oct 2020.
Show & Venue InformationGarrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
Thursday, 01 October 2020
Saturday, 13 February 2021
To be confirmed.