Beverley Knight is to star in a new musical about singing group The Drifters.
Knight will star as Faye Treadwell, the manager of The Drifters.
Called The Drifters Girl, the show will premiere at the Newcastle Theatre Royal from September 5, 2020, for 15 performances. It will then have a run at the Garrick Theatre following this. The West End run will begin on October 1, 2020, with a press night on October 22.
Jonathan Church will direct the musical, which features songs including Under the Boardwalk, Stand By Me and Saturday Night at the Movies.
The show has choreography by Karen Bruce, with design by Anthony Ward and lighting by Ben Cracknell. The musical is written by Ed Curtis.
It is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.