Beverley Knight stars in the musical The Drifters Girl, which premieres November 25 in London’s West End

The new musical The The vagabonds Girl, starring Beverley Knight, nominated for Olivier, officially opens at the Garrick Theater in London on November 25 after premieres which began on November 4. The production comes after a previous engagement at the Newcastle Theater Royal in October.

Olivier Adam J. Bernard winner (Dream girls), Tarinn Callender (Hamilton), Olivier winner Matt Henry (Naughty Boots) and Tosh Wanogho-Maud (The Book of Mormon) like the Drifters.

Jonathan Church (Sing in the rain) directs the musical, which traces the history of the famous vocal group and the woman who created them. Knight plays manager Faye Treadwell, who, alongside her husband, fought for three decades to make the Atlantic Records vocal group a global phenomenon.

Based on an idea by Tina Treadwell, The The vagabonds Girl was co-created by its five stars and features a book by Ed Curtis.

The production also has set design by Anthony Ward, choreography by Karen Bruce, costume design by Fay Fullerton, orchestrations and musical supervision by Chris Egan, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall, video design by Andrzej Goulding, associate direction of Tyrone Huntley, associate choreography by Myles Brown and cast of Stuart Burt and Jo Hawes.

The production features classics such as “Save the Last Dance for Me”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “Kissin in the Back Row of the Movies”, “Stand By Me”, “Viens chez moi” and “Samedi Nuit au cinéma” .

The record star Knight made her London stage debut in 2013 as Rachel Marron in The bodyguard. In 2014, she received an Olivier apply for Memphis, and in 2015 she played Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium.

Performances are currently scheduled until March 26, 2022.

The The vagabonds Girl is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

(Updated November 25, 2021)

Corina C. Butler