From looking at the site, it seems that Beverley is doing all of the shows. This is a change when she didn't do matinees of Bodyguard, Memphis, and Cats. Im sure this will be a big sing for here so interesting it doesn't say anything on the site about another actress. It does say she has a holiday for a week in January.
www.theatreroyal.co.uk/whats-on/the-drifters-girl Looks like the Newcastle run is re-scheduled to next year. The description there still describes it as prior to the West End, but no details yet on whether West End is postponed too as both the official website (https://www.thedriftersgirl.com/tickets) and Nimax (https://ticketing.nimaxtheatres.com/tickets/series/GATDG01M) give impression it's still opening October 2020.
Let's concentrate on the positives! After the London Palladium pilot with ALW, at least we know Beverley Knight wants to get back to doing what she does best, as I'm sure does everyone in the industry...with maybe one prominent exception. 😉
Interested in theatres as much as theatre, and business as much as show!
On the website it says that Beverly has a vacation week but it has nothing saying that she isn’t doing matinees. I know in the bodyguard as well as in Memphis she didn’t do matinees. Is she scheduled to do all of the shows except for when she’s on holiday?
Casting has been revealed for The Drifter's Girl, which is set to have its world premiere later this year.
Starring Beverley Knight and following Faye Treadwell, the manager of The Drifters, the new musical will feature hit tunes including "Save The Last Dance For Me", "Under The Boardwalk" and "Saturday Night At The Movies".
Joining Knight will be Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Ben E King), Tarinn Callender (Johnny Moore), Adam J Bernard (George Treadwell) and Matt Henry (Clyde McPhatter)
It will now have its world premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Saturday 9 October 2021, before transferring to the Garrick Theatre in London, with performances beginning on Thursday 4 November 2021, currently booking through to 26 March 2022.
The musical will be directed by Jonathan Church, with 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 and video design by Andrzej Goulding.
Associate director is Tyrone Huntley and associate choreographer is Myles Brown with casting by Stuart Burt and children's casting by Jo Ha