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George Street, Oxford, South East OX1 2AG

The Drifters Girl

Closed March 9, 2024

The West End hit takes to the road

Why See The Drifters Girl?

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The Drifters Girl is bursting out of the West End and shimmies on to a stage near you! This epic musical celebrates the powerhouse that was Faye Treadwell, who as the world's first African American female music manager launched '50s R&B supergroup The Drifters to international acclaim. Featuring some of the globe's most iconic songs, The Drifters Girl is one musical event you won't want to miss.

An inspiring tale of passion and determination The Drifters Girl follows Treadwell from the highs of chart-topping records and sell-out tours to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, as she vows to never give up on the band that she loves. 

Featuring some of the globe's most iconic songs, "Save The Last Dance For Me", "Stand By Me", "Under The BoardWalk" plus many more.

Who are The Drifters?

Originally formed as the backing group for Clyde McPhatter The Drifters enjoyed great success for over the course of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. With over 38 albums to their name The Drifters first graced the top of the charts with their 1960 hit single "Save The Last Dance For Me". Going onto garner 33 charted singles The Drifters were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. 

Did you know?

The Drifters have welcomed over 60 members to their lineup over the last century, and they still perform to this day!

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Opening night: 5 March 2024

Cast and Creative


Felicia Boswell as Faye Treadwell 
Toash Wanogho-Maud as Ben E King
Tarinn Callender as Johnny Moor
Adam J Bernard as George Treadwell 
Matt Henry as Clyder McPhatter 


Directed by Jonathan Church
Set design by Anthony Ward
Choreography by Karen Bruce
Costume design by Fay Fullerton 
Orchestration and musical supervision by Chris Egan 
Lighting design by Ben Cracknell
Sound design by Tom Marshall 
Video design by Andrzej Goulding


Olivier Award Nominations 2022
Best New Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Beverly Knight

What you thought

18 reviews, average rating: (3.8 Stars)

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SusanG: “Great to find out the story behind the legendary drifters”

Enjoyed the 2nd half more as first half is more story telling than singing... more

Debbie: “Drifter Girl”

Fantastic show harmony’s on point more

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