NEWS: Casting Announced for World Premiere of The Drifters Girl

This new musical will have its world premiere at the Newcastle Theatre Royal before heading to London’s Garrick Theatre.

It has been announced that Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud will play The Drifters in the upcoming world premiere of The Drifters Girl, joining the previously announced Beverley Knight as Faye Treadwell.

Beginning performances at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal on the 9th October, before transferring to London’s Garrick Theatre on the 4th November, the musical follows the story of the popular vocal group and their manager.

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.

This new musical, directed by Jonathan Church (Singin’ in the Rain), is set to feature hit 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.

The Drifters Girl features a book by by Ed Curtis and is based on an idea by Tina Treadwell, and which is co-created by Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud . The production will have set design by Anthony Ward, choreography by Karen Bruce, costume design by Fay Fullerton, orchestrations and musical supervision by Chris Egan lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and video design by Andrzej Goulding. Associate Director is Tyrone Huntley and Associate Choreographer is Myles Brown with casting by Stuart Burt and children’s casting by Jo Hawes.

The Drifters Girl will play at the Newcastle Theatre Royal from the 9th to the 23rd October, before transferring to the Garrick Theatre in November. To book tickets for the London run click here or visit: Love, Last, From the Box Office, Theatre Tickets Direct or London Theatre Direct.

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