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The Drifters Girl extends in West End to 2023 - Beverley Knight to play final performance on 2 July

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The Drifters Girl has extended its run in London’s West End to 2023.

Based on the iconic music of American vocal group The Drifters, The Drifters Girl is playing at Garrick Theatre with tickets on sale now here.

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Originally opening in London in November 2021, the production is now booking to Sunday 12 February 2023.

The musical tells the story of 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.

Beverley Knight will play her final performance as Faye Treadwellon 2 July.

Joining her on the current cast are Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud. Future casting is to be announced.

Book The Drifters Girl tickets here »

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.

The Drifters Girl has a book by Ed Curtis, based on an idea by Tina Treadwell, and is co-created by Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.

The production is directed by Jonathan Church, with 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.

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