Charing Cross Road 2A, London WC2H 0HH

The Drifters Girl Poster

The Drifters Girl

Open Run

Beverly Knight is back on stage in brand new musical, The Drifters Girl!

Why See The Drifters Girl?

Musicals2022 Olivier NomineesOlivier NomineesTrue-life HistoricalMusic-focus

world premiere

British soul superstar and stage icon Beverly Knight returns to the West End stage next Autumn as she stars in the world premiere of The Drifters Girl. This epic new musical celebrates the powerhouse that was Faye Treadwell, who as the world's first African American female music manager launched '50s R&B supergroup The Drifters to international acclaim. 

An inspiring tale of passion and determination The Drifters Girl follows Treadwell from the highs of chart-topping records and sell-out tours to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, as she vows to never give up on the band that she loves. 

Featuring some of the globe's most iconic songs, "Save The Last Dance For Me", "Stand By Me", "Under The BoardWalk" plus many more, and with Knight starring as the trailblazing Treadwell, The Drifters Girl is one musical event you won't want to miss.

Who are The Drifters?

Originally formed as the backing group for Clyde McPhatter The Drifters enjoyed great success for over the course of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. With over 38 albums to their name The Drifters first graced the top of the charts with their 1960 hit single "Save The Last Dance For Me". Going onto garner 33 charted singles The Drifters were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. 

Did you know?

The Drifters have welcomed over 60 members to their line up over the last century, and they still perform to this day!

show content hide content

Additional Information


Opening night: 1 March 2022

And before you stop reading

Official promo images used


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Beverly Knight as Faye Treadwell (until July 2)
Toash Wanogho-Maud as Ben E King
Tarinn Callender as Johnny Moor
Adam J Bernard as George Treadwell 
Matt Henry as Clyder McPhatter 


Directed by Jonathan Church
Set design by Anthony Ward
Choreography by Karen Bruce
Costume design by Fay Fullerton 
Orchestration and musical supervision by Chris Egan 
Lighting design by Ben Cracknell
Sound design by Tom Marshall 
Video design by Andrzej Goulding


Olivier Award Nominations 2022
Best New Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Beverly Knight

Next available performances

Tue, May 24


Wed, May 25

Thu, May 26

Fri, May 27


Sat, May 28

Sun, May 29



Mon, May 30



View all times and dates

What you thought

65 reviews, average rating: (4.4 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Clare Finnegan : “Fantastic ”

Absolutely brilliant performance by Beverley Knight & all the cast. The... more

Scott : “Uplifting night of entertainment ”

Went to see this at Newcastle Theatre Royal. Great evening and the performance... more

Read all reviews Write a review


Venue home

Venue home





Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about The Drifters Girl at Garrick Theatre.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

Please note: The term Garrick Theatre and/or The Drifters Girl as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Garrick Theatre and/or The Drifters Girl and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Garrick Theatre and/or The Drifters Girl and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.