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Tour of West End musical The Drifters Girl celebrates life and work of legendary music manager as it heads to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal stage





An acclaimed new West End musical telling the remarkable story of The Drifters is heading out on tour.

The Drifters Girl, which traces the tale of one of the world's greatest vocal groups and the woman who made them, will visit the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, from Tuesday, February 20, to Saturday, February 24.

It will star Carly Mercedes Dyer, known for her performances in Six the Musical and Erma in Anything Goes, will play music industry change-maker, Faye Treadwell.

Carly Mercedes Dyer as Faye Treadwell in The Drifters Girl. Credit: The Other Richard
Carly Mercedes Dyer as Faye Treadwell in The Drifters Girl. Credit: The Other Richard

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.

Carly will star alongside X Factor star Ashford Campbell, Miles Anthony Daley, Tarik Frimpong and Dalton Harris, who won The X Factor in 2018.

The show also welcomes Jaydah Bell-Ricketts to her first touring role as Girl, and completing the cast is Loren Anderson, Tre Copeland-Williams, Ethan Davis, Matthew Dawkins and Linseigh Green.

The Company of The Drifters Girl in The Drifters Girl. Credit: The Other Richard
The Company of The Drifters Girl in The Drifters Girl. Credit: The Other Richard
Miles Anthony Daley, Tarik Frimpong, Tré Copeland-Williams, Ashford Campbell, as The Drifters in The Drifters Girl. Credit: The Other Richard
Miles Anthony Daley, Tarik Frimpong, Tré Copeland-Williams, Ashford Campbell, as The Drifters in The Drifters Girl. Credit: The Other Richard

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 show 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.

Carly Mercedes Dyer as Faye Treadwell and Miles Anthony Daley as George Treadwell in The Drifters Girl. Credit: The Other Richard
Carly Mercedes Dyer as Faye Treadwell and Miles Anthony Daley as George Treadwell in The Drifters Girl. Credit: The Other Richard
Tarik Frimpong as Clyde McPhatter in The Drifters Girl. Credit: The Other Richard
Tarik Frimpong as Clyde McPhatter in The Drifters Girl. Credit: The Other Richard

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, and 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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