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The Drifters Girl
The Drifters Girl
Musical

The Drifters Girl

London
Felicia Boswell stars as the woman behind the legendary Drifters.
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About The Drifters Girl

Come on over to my place and discover the extraordinary true story of a trailblazing woman who made musical history – all told in hit West End show The Drifters Girl. Featuring a cast packed with musical theatre stars, plus a soundtrack teeming with indelible tunes, it’s a retro triumph that will have you begging this talented company to “Save the Last Dance for Me”. The Drifters Girl tickets are available now on TodayTix.

The Drifters Girl musical made its much-anticipated West End premiere at the Garrick Theatre in 2021, starring British Queen of Soul Beverley Knight as Faye Treadwell. As an African-American woman, Faye was a pioneer in the music industry, and, from the 1960s onwards, she battled legal challenges to retain the name of The Drifters and ensure their legacy as one of the world’s most iconic vocal groups.

Now Broadway leading lady and Grammy nominee Felicia Boswell brings her incredible star power to the role of Faye, leading The Drifters Girl London production. She’s joined by a sensational company, playing the numerous members of The Drifters and inviting you for some “Kissin’ in the Back Row of the Movies”: Adam J Bernard (Dreamgirls), Matt Henry (Kinky Boots), Tarinn Callender (Hamilton) and Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Showboat).

Featuring all your favourite hits from the band, including “Save the Last Dance For Me”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “Saturday Night at the Movies” and “Stand By Me”, this is a must for all Drifters fans – but the London run ends this October, so don’t wait too long. Book The Drifters Girl tickets on TodayTix now.

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The Drifters Girl matinees begin at 2:30pm and The Drifters Girl evening performances begin at 7:30pm.

The Drifters Girl runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an interval.

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Did you know that The Drifters had more than 60 members passing through their ranks over the decades? In fact, some past members joined forces to make their own versions of the band, which is why Faye Treadwell had to fight in the courts to retain The Drifters’ name and identity. That conflict forms the spine of The Drifters Girl musical.

Faye was also motivated to provide for her family. Following the death of her husband George Treadwell, she became responsible for The Drifters, and the sole parent to their daughter Tina. It was actually Tina who had the idea for the show, and she has been an active member of its development process, returning the favour to her pioneering mother and ensuring that Faye’s achievements are celebrated.

The Drifters Girl made its world premiere at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal in October 2021, before transferring to London’s Garrick Theatre the following month. It was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, and Beverley Knight was also nominated for her lead performance.

What to Watch For:

  • This isn’t the first Olivier-nominated show for The Drifters Girl book writer Ed Curtis – nor his first show with some seriously smooth moves. He also wrote the book for Dance ’Til Dawn, starring Strictly Come Dancing professionals and Argentine tango specialists Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.
  • The show’s director, Jonathan Church, honed his skills as the Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, known as a musical theatre powerhouse partly thanks to his phenomenal tenure. He’s also wowed the West End with productions like Singin’ in the Rain and An Ideal Husband.
  • How many of The Drifters’ hits can you name? The band released 14 albums and more than 70 singles – a truly astonishing output. Of course, they can’t all make it into the show, but you might well spot some of their top tunes on the US Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart.
  • The Drifters were renowned for their slick dancing as well as their soulful crooning. In The Drifters Girl, that synchronised choreography comes courtesy of Olivier Award winner Karen Bruce, whose extensive credits include The Last Tango, Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals, Footloose, The Bodyguard and Annie Get Your Gun.
  • Keep an eye out for Faye Fullerton’s incredible period costumes too, as we whiz through several decades worth of casual wear and eye-popping stage looks. The Drifters Girl is a real whistle-stop tour of fashion, and it reflects the changing times in the story – particularly as Faye begins to own her power, just as The Drifters own the spotlight.
Run time

2 hours 20 minutes with one interval

Start date

November 4th, 2021

End date

October 15th, 2022

Genre

Musical

Venue

Garrick Theatre

From £23
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