The Drifters Girl
Matinees: Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Running time: 2hrs 30mins (including interval)
BSL perf: Thu 16 Nov, 7.30pm
Audio Described & Captioned perf with pre-show touch tour: Sat 18 Nov, 2.30pm
Recommended: PG, contains flashing lights and loud music
Direct from the West End, The Drifters Girl returns by popular demand to Newcastle Theatre Royal where it had its world premiere in 2021.
Nominated for Best New Musical at the 2022 Olivier Awards, this smash-hit show has audiences on their feet night after night with a phenomenal soundtrack packed full of iconic Drifters hits including Saturday Night At The Movies, Save The Last Dance For Me, and Stand By Me.
Carly Mercedes Dyer (Six the Musical, Anything Goes) will play music industry change-maker, Faye Treadwell. Carly will star alongside Ashford Campbell (ITV’s The X Factor, The Drifters Girl West End), Miles Anthony Daley (Tina Turner: The Musical, Aldwych Theatre; Choir of Man, Arts Theatre), Tarik Frimpong (The Wiz, Hope Mill Theatre; Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre) and Daniel Haswell. Completing the cast are Jaydah Bell-Ricketts (A Little Princess, Royal Festival Hall; School Of Rock, Gillian Lynne Theatre), Loren Anderson, Tre Copeland-Williams, Ethan Davis, Matthew Dawkins and Linseigh Green.
Discover the remarkable story of The Drifters and the truth about the woman who made them. From the highs of hit records to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, Faye Treadwell is the legendary manager of The Drifters who refused to 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.