The Drifters Girl musical, which played its final performance at London's Garrick Theatre in October 2022, launches a U.K. and Ireland tour September 12 at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton.
The musical—which tells the story of one of the
world's greatest vocal groups and Faye Treadwell, the woman who helped
them achieve success—will play dates throughout 2023 and 2024, concluding May 7-11 at the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff.
Carly Mercedes Dyer, former star of Six the Musical, plays music industry change-maker Faye Treadwell, joined by Ashford Campbell (The X Factor), Miles Anthony Daley (Tina Turner: The Musical), Tarik Frimpong (Aladdin) and Dalton Harris (The X Factor) and Jaydah Bell-Ricketts (School of Rock) as Girl.
Completing the company are Loren Anderson, Tre Copeland-Williams, Ethan Davis, Matthew Dawkins, and Linseigh Green.
The Drifters Girl, with a book by Ed Curtis, is 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. It 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. Casting is by Stuart Burt.
The production features such classics as “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.”
Visit TheDriftersGirl.com for the complete touring itinerary.