The Drifters Girl (London)
Ends Feb 2023 2h 20m
The Drifters Girl (London)
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The Drifters Girl (London) London Reviews and Tickets

85%
(21 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
5%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Funny

About the Show

Beverley Knight stars in a new musical about The Drifters and the woman behind their success.

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Member Reviews (21)

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18 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Epic, Must see, Great singing

See it if An absolute triumph for any Drifters fan as you'll know all the songs.Wonderful singing, acting and arrangement, clever funny and brilliant

Don't see it if You don't like the Drifters music

17 Reviews | 0 Followers
88
Resonant, Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if All star cast- every member of the 5-strong adult cast are sensational. Music is amazing too!

Don't see it if Not a fan of Motown/Jukebox musicals.

17 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Profound, Masterful, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to hear some INSANE vocals with some of the most iconic music ever written

Don't see it if You don’t want a fast paced version of the Drifters story. It moves face and definitely skips some events.

15 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if It was a really interesting backstory of the struggles they overcome.

Don't see it if Takes a while to get going.

13 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Absolutely love this - Beverly Knight is outstanding as always. The guys are brilliant too but especially Tosh who plays several characters

Don't see it if You don’t like The Drifters music, otherwise it’s a must.

12 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Brilliant, informative an entertaining education on the drifters.

Don't see it if You don’t like music

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to hear some fantastic voices deliver hit after hit. In particular, Beverley Knight was sensational!

Don't see it if you're expecting a complex plot. Whilst I praise the music, the storyline itself was a bit thin and my mind did drift, pun intended.

10 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love musicals. A wonderfully told, inspirational story with an exceptional cast

Don't see it if You hate musicals. Other than that it's a real must see!

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
November 25th, 2022

And as a musical it certainly has its moments: basically any time Knight gets to sing. Her hardworking supporting cast ... are gifted multitaskers with fine voices. I couldn’t help but find ‘The Drifters Girl’ a bit tawdry. This is the jukebox musical genre at its most cynical.
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The Telegraph (UK)
November 25th, 2021

The sound of the show ... is exquisite, Beverley Knight leading the way and raising the roof at points in the title role. Yet the dramatic balance doesn’t feel quite right yet. The changing roster of men in the line-up, and in Treadwell’s life, repeatedly woo us with calculated charm.
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The London Evening Standard
November 26th, 2022

The staging is pleasingly simple ... [but] Ed Curtis’s script is awful. Ultimately ... this show depends on the quality of the music ... [when] Knight transitions into full-throated song, time seems to stop. Her four male co-stars deliver immaculate performances.
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What's On Stage (UK)
November 26th, 2021

There's not much dramatic engagement in the story; all the characters who wander through remain outlines rather than people. [However], Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry, and Tosh Wanogho-Maud play every part and fill every voice. They are credited as co-creators and in truth, they make the show.
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The Guardian (UK)
November 25th, 2021

But this show ... relies on that catalogue of songs too heavily, which compromises the narrative journey and emotional force. Ed Curtis’s book features bite-sized scenes with neat bland soundbites. Knight blows us away with each number.
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The Times (UK)
November 26th, 2021

It’s the script that doesn’t quite work. Still, it’s wonderful to see the multitasking [cast] handle not just the singing, but [an] array of subsidiary roles. The songs ... are adorable.
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The Stage (UK)
November 25th, 2021

It’s the performances that jerk tears, conjure smiles, make hearts swoon or ache – not the story. As a musical it flails, but every time the quartet layers up those coil-tight harmonies, or Knight lets rip, it’s heaven.
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London Theatre
April 25th, 2022

Ed Curtis's book is rather less pioneering; in fact, it falls into all the worst traps of jukebox bio-musicals. Knight, of course, brings her own firepower, and the musical kicks into high gear whenever she has a solo number.
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