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Preview: The Drifters Girl at Newcastle Theatre Royal


The Drifters Girl returns to Newcastle Theatre Royal


Having made its world premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal in 2021, the acclaimed West End musical The Drifters Girl returns to the region from Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 November 2023.

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.

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.

Carly Mercedes Dyer will play Faye Treadwell, alongside Ashford Campbell, Miles Anthony Daley, Tarik Frimpong and Dalton Harris (winner of The X Factor in 2018), taking on the roles of The Drifters.

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 plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 November 2023. Tickets can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.

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