It has been announced that the new musical will have its world premiere at the Newcastle Theatre Royal next year before transferring to London’s Garrick Theatre.

Michael Harrison and David Ian have today announced the rescheduled dates for The Drifters Girl, a brand new musical starring Beverley Knight, which tells the remarkable story of one of the world’s greatest vocal groups The Drifters and the woman who made them.

The Drifters Girl, set to be directed by Jonathan Church (Singin’ in the Rain), is now set to make its world premiere at the Newcastle Theatre Royal next year on Saturday 9th October 2021, before transferring to the Garrick Theatre in London for a strictly limited season of 20 weeks, with performances beginning on Thursday 4th November 2021.  

Those who have purchased tickets do not need to do anything as their point of purchase will be in touch with all existing ticket holders.

The musical is set to star Beverley Knight as Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of The Drifters, who, alongside her husband, fought for three decades to turn Atlantic Records’ hottest vocal group into a global phenomenon.

From the highs of hit records and sell out tours to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, The Drifters Girl charts the trailblazing efforts of the world’s first African American, female music manager and how she refused to ever give up on the group she loved. Thirty years, and hundreds of hit songs later, there is no doubt that Faye Treadwell was and always will be, The Drifters Girl.

With an incredible soundtrack of some of the most famous songs in history, including Save The Last Dance For Me, Under The Boardwalk, Kissin In The Back Row Of The Movies, Stand By Me, Come On Over To My Place, Saturday Night At The Movies and many more.

Further casting for the production will be announced soon.

For more information visit: https://www.thedriftersgirl.com/