THE DRIFTERS WERE ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST SUCCESFUL VOCAL GROUPS. SHE WAS THEIR BOSS. THIS IS THEIR INCREDIBLE STORY.
West End leading lady and much acclaimed Queen of British Soul, BEVERLEY KNIGHT returns to the stage at the Garrick Theatre in 2021 to star in the world premiere of a brand new musical - THE DRIFTERS GIRL.
This is the remarkable story of one of the world’s greatest vocal groups and the truth about Faye Treadwell, the woman who made them and who, alongside her husband, fought for 30 years to turn Atlantic Records' hottest vocal group into what became a global phenomenon.
With the dizzy highs of sell out concert tours and hit records to the terrible lows of personal tragedy and legal battles, THE DRIFTERS GIRL charts the trailblazing career of the world’s first African American, female music manager and how she never gave up on the group she loved.
Featuring an incredible soundtrack including STAND BY ME, SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME, KISSIN’ IN THE BACK ROW OF THE MOVIES, UNDER THE BOARDWALK, COME ON OVER TO MY PLACE and SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
Seating PlanGarrick Theatre Seating Plan
Address2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
Directions from nearest tube
(2mins) Follow Charing Cross Road parallel to Leicester Square until you reach the theatre on your left.
(Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night Bus Numbers
(Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (3mins)
Within Congestion Zone
The Garrick Theatre is not the largest venue in the West End and as the show features plenty of singalong hits as well as some well known stars including Beverley Knight in the lead role we do anticipate that tickets to The Drifters Girl will be big demand at weekends and during peak times. Having said that there is definitely some opportunity to get some proper value in the cheaper sections of the theatre during off peak weeks and for midweek performances. The midweek matinee is also a great opportunity to secure a bargain during performances where the understudy takes on the lead role.
There are quite a few seats that feature restrictions to the view in the Garrick Theatre but not all tickets to The Drifters Girl that feature a restriction should necessarily be avoided. There are three levels in the theatre – the stalls on the ground floor looking directly at the stage, the dress circle on the first floor and the grand circle on the second floor looking down. Some seats in the stalls have a slight restriction with the view of the top of the stage being slightly obscured from the overhang of the dress circle from row N and beyond. The raking of the seats isn't really apparent up until row G, and this can sometimes cause a few issues with the sightline for the very front rows up to row E in some productions. In the dress circle, there is no obstruction from the overhang from the upper circle, but for those in the last row the ceiling can feel a little low and possibly claustrophobic for some. In the upper circle there can be an issue with legroom in some seats and a slight obstruction from the railing at the front but this should always be reflected in the price of the ticket and can offer big savings during peak performances.
It is always highly recommended that you study the seating plan prior to booking tickets to ensure complete transparency and peace of mind over your purchase. All tickets that do feature any form of restriction should be clearly marked as such.
This will depend heavily on when you wish to see the show. If you are booking during peak periods or for weekend performances including Friday evenings then it could possibly be cheaper to book tickets to The Drifters Girl directly from the box office to avoid incurring booking fees from third party agencies. When booking tickets for midweek performances however, or during quieter off peak weeks such as the weeks that follow on from school holidays then the opposite can often be the case as websites will often then be selling at pre-negotiated rates from the theatre enabling them to pass on any discounts they are receiving onto the consumer. For bargain hunters looking to book any theatre tickets in London it definitely pays to be as flexible with dates as possible to ensure maximum value in the ticket price.