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The Drifters Girl starring Beverley Knight reschedules premiere to 2021

First Published 18 August 2020, Last Updated 19 August 2020

Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian have today announced rescheduled dates for The Drifters Girl, a brand new musical starring Beverley Knight, which tells the remarkable story of one of the world’s greatest vocal groups The Drifters and the woman who made them.

Directed by Jonathan Church (Singin’ In The Rain), The Drifters Girl will now make its World Premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal next year on Saturday 9 October 2021, before transferring to the Garrick Theatre in London for a strictly limited season of 20 weeks, with performances beginning on Thursday 4 November 2021.

Ticket holders do not need to do anything; the point of purchase will be in touch with all existing ticket holders soon.

Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard, Memphis The Musical, Cats) 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.

Beverley Knight in The Bodyguard at the Dominion Theatre. (Photo credit: Alessandro Pina)

With an incredible soundtrack of some of the most famous 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, Saturday Night At The Movies and many more, The Drifters Girl will play for just 15 performances in Newcastle before transferring to London for a limited 20 week season.

With several Top 10 Albums, including the platinum selling Voice: The Best Of Beverley Knight and several highly acclaimed performances in the West End, we cannot wait to see Beverley as she takes to the stage once again in this exciting new West End musical.

Further casting will be announced at a later date so keep your eyes peeled and we will be sure to let you know when tickets go on sale.

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