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The Drifters Girl UK & Ireland Tour Extended Into 2024

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce extended dates for the first-ever UK and Ireland tour of The Drifters Girl, the acclaimed new musical which tells the remarkable story of one of the world’s greatest vocal groups and the woman who made them.

The Drifters Girl UK & Ireland TourHaving played to packed houses and nightly standing ovations at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End (following a triumphant run at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal), the production recently announced a UK Tour to open in 2023, with performances beginning at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, on Tuesday 12th September 2023.

Now, following huge public demand, the tour reveals extended dates through 2024, visiting: Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol; Regent Theatre, Stoke; Venue Cymru, Llandudno; Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin; Grand Opera House, Belfast; Theatre Royal, Plymouth; Theatre Royal, Nottingham; Empire Theatre, Liverpool; New Theatre, Oxford; New Theatre, Hull; Grand Theatre, Leeds; Empire Theatre, Sunderland; His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen; King’s Theatre, Glasgow; Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham; Churchill Theatre, Bromley; Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh; Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff. Please see ‘Notes To Editors’ for a full list of dates.

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 Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud. It is directed by Jonathan Church. Set design is by Anthony Ward, choreography by Karen Bruce, costume design by Fay Fullerton, orchestrations by Chris Egan, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and video design by Andrzej Goulding.

The touring production’s cast is to be announced.

The Drifters Girl 2023 /2024 Tour Dates

2023

Tue 12th – Sat 16th September Box Office: 023 8071 1811
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
www.mayflower.org.uk

Tue 19th – Sat 23rd September Box Office: 01603 630 000
Theatre Royal, Norwich
www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Tue 26th – Sat 30th September Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Tue 3rd – Sat 7th October Box Office: 01274 432000
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

Tue 10th – Sat 14th October Box Office: 0844 871 3019
Opera House, Manchester

Tue 17th – Sat 21st October Box Office: 01227 787 787
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
www.marlowetheatre.com

Tue 24th – Sat 28th October Box Office: 0844 871 7652
Milton Keynes Theatre

Tue 31st October – Sat 4th November Box Office: 0116 242 3595
Curve Theatre, Leicester
www.curveonline.co.uk

Tue 7th – Sat 11th November Box Office: 01702 351135
Cliffs Pavilion Southend
www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk

Tue 14th – Sat 18th November Box Office: 08448 11 21 21
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Tue 21st – Sat 25th November Box Office: 0844 871 7645
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Tue 28th November – Sat 2nd December Box Office: 01322 220000
Orchard Theatre, Dartford
www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

2024
Tue 9th – Sat 13th January Box Office: 03330 096 690
Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Tue 16th – Sat 20th January Box Office: 03330 096 690
Regent Theatre, Stoke

Tue 23rd – Sat 27th January Box Office: 01492 872000
Venue Cymru, Llandudno
www.venuecymru.co.uk

Tue 30th January – Sat 3rd February Box Office: 08187 19377
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/

Tue 6th – Sat 10th February Box Office: 028 9024 1919
Grand Opera House, Belfast
www.goh.co.uk

Tue 13th – Sat 17th February Box Office: 01752 267 222
Theatre Royal, Plymouth
www.theatreroyal.com

Tue 20th – 24th February Box Office: 0115 989 5555
Theatre Royal, Nottingham
www.trch.co.uk

Tue 27th February – Sat 2nd March Box Office: Box Office: 03330 096 690
Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Tue 5th – Sat 9th March Box Office: 03330 096 690
New Theatre, Oxford

Tue 12th – Sat 16th March Box Office: 01482 300 306
New Theatre, Hull
www.hulltheatres.co.uk

Tue 19th- Sat 23rd March Box Office: 0113 243 0808
Grand Theatre, Leeds
www.leedsheritagetheatres.com

Tue 26th – Sat 30th March Box Office: 03330 096 690
Empire Theatre, Sunderland

Tue 2nd – Sat 6th April Box Office: 01224 641 122
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Tue 9th – Sat 13th April Box Office: 03330 096 690
King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 16th – Sat 20th April Box Office: 0844 338 5000
Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Tue 23rd – Sat 27th April Box Office: 0343 310 0020
Churchill Theatre, Bromley
www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

Tue 30th April – Sat 4th May Box Office: 03330 096 690
Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 7th – Sat 11th May Box Office: 029 2063 6464
Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff
www.wmc.org.uk

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