Casting announced for first ever UK & Ireland tour of ‘THE DRIFTERS GIRL’

Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced casting for the first ever UK and Ireland tour of THE DRIFTERS GIRL, the critically acclaimed new West End musical which tells the remarkable story of one of the world’s greatest vocal groups and the woman who made them.

Having played to packed houses at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End, THE DRIFTERS GIRL will begin performances at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, on Tuesday 12th September 2023, before touring to venues across the UK and Ireland through to May 2024.

Carly Mercedes Dyer will star as music industry change-maker, Faye Treadwell, alongside Ashford Campbell, Miles Anthony Daley, Tarik Frimpong and Dalton Harris. Jaydah Bell-Ricketts will play her first touring role as Girl. Completing the cast is Loren Anderson, Tre Copeland-Williams, Ethan Davis, Matthew Dawkins and Linseigh Green.

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 boasts 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, with a book by Ed Curtis, is based on an idea by Tina Treadwell and is co-created by Beverley KnightAdam J BernardTarinn CallenderMatt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud. The production is directed by Jonathan Church. Set design is by Anthony Ward, choreography by Karen Bruce, costume design by Fay Fullerton, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall, video design by Andrzej Goulding, orchestrations by Chris Egan and Will Stuart as Musical Supervisor.

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