The Drifters Girl (London)
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The Drifters Girl (London)

The Drifters Girl (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(153 Reviews)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Must see

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 (153)

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171 Reviews | 35 Followers
Resonant, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love the Drifters' music and truly enjoy a fabulous cast of extremely talented singers!!!

Don't see it if their music doesn't interest you.

52 Reviews | 1 Follower
Relevant, Refreshing, Great writing, Great singing

See it if Great music with some great singers. Beverley Knight is just amazing

Don't see it if Drifter’s music

72 Reviews | 7 Followers
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like jukebox musicals and love 1960s music. Great singing and clever staging with a small cast.

Don't see it if You don't like jukebox musicals or 1960s doo-wop music, or musicals based on a biographical story.

59 Reviews | 3 Followers
Great singing, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You want a good story and amazing music to entertain. You can see this show whether you know of the drifters or not.

Don't see it if You want an original story and music.

110 Reviews | 3 Followers
Great chemistry, Polished performances, Fast paced/high energy, Vibrant, Nostalgia

See it if you like The Drifters - Faye Treadwell fought for the inclusion of women in the music industry Every song is a show stopping performance!

Don't see it if you don’t like The Drifters music …. you will know/remember/recognise more songs than you think

73 Reviews | 5 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want an entertaining and forgettable jukebox musical with an excellent cast

Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals

549 Reviews | 85 Followers
Yawn, Great singing, Dated, Cliched

See it if you love the Drifters or love jukebox musicals.The talent is wonderful.The story is dull and totally predictable.Great performances.

Don't see it if you are looking for something new and creative. This ain't it!

159 Reviews | 25 Followers
Insipid, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you absolutely love the Drifters and want to hear a large collection of their music. Beverley Knight is as masterful as you'd expect.

Don't see it if you want a well dressed and interestingly staged jukebox musical. This is a biopic similar to Jersey Boys but sadly inferior in every way.

Critic Reviews (9)

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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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