The Drifters Girl tour cast announced as musical hits the road

Casting has been announced for the upcoming tour of The Drifters Girl musical.

Fresh from its run in London’s West End, the show will begin a UK tour in Southampton this September.

Based on the iconic music of American vocal group The Drifters, the musical boasts an incredible 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.

It tells the remarkable story of The Drifters and the woman who made them, their manager Faye Treadwell.

Meet the cast!

Leading the cast of the tour will be Carly Mercedes Dyer as Faye Treadwell with Ashford Campbell , Miles Anthony Daley , Tarik Frimpong , Dalton Harris and Jaydah Bell-Ricketts.

Completing the company are Loren Anderson, Linseigh Green, Ethan Davis, Matthew Dawkins and Tré Copeland-Williams.

The Drifters Girl tour dates, venues & tickets »

Telling the remarkable story of The Drifters, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them. Faye Treadwell is the legendary manager of The Drifters who fought for three decades alongside her husband (George Treadwell) 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.

The Drifters Girl has 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.

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, video design by Andrzej Goulding and casting by Stuart Burt.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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