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A vocal group of four men in bright purple suits surround a woman who is proudly smiling towards the camera

The Drifters Girl

Starring Beverley Knight   
Sat 9 – Sat 23 Oct 2021
Main Stage, Theatre Royal

EVENT INFORMATION

Tickets from: £16.00
Evenings: 7.30pm
Matinees: Thu 2pm & Sat 2.30pm (not Sat 9)
Running time: tbc (including interval)
Recommended: PG
Contains flashing lights

This production has been rescheduled from Sat 5 – Sat 19 Sep 2020

           

THEY WERE THE DRIFTERS. SHE WAS THE BOSS. THIS IS THEIR STORY.
Queen of British Soul and West End leading lady Beverley Knight stars in the world premiere of a brand new musical The Drifters Girl, with the sensational Adam J Bernard (Dreamgirls), Tarinn Callender (Hamilton), Matt Henry (Kinky Boots) and Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Showboat).

Making its world premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal prior to its much-anticipated transfer to London’s West End, discover the remarkable story of The Drifters, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them. Beverley Knight stars 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 unbelievable soundtrack of some of the most iconic 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 And Saturday Night At The Movies.

Book early and secure the best seats at the best price! We reserve the right to change prices.

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