Modern and stylish set design by Anthony Ward is visually pleasing with a variety of locations and settings represented. Scenes at times become repetitive as there are minimal props and large open spaces, difficult to be filled by a cast of just six. The lightning design by Ben Cracknell is sublime and does what it can with the limited staging particularly impressing during the performance of ‘Stand By Me’. Slick choreography by Karen Bruce is reminiscent of the sixties and seventies and the cast deliver this with confidence.
The audience were a vast range of ages which demonstrates the broad appeal that not only theatre has but The Drifters in particular. Many of us grew up with our parents playing their iconic songs and now we get a chance to experience them live through this stage show.
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This show was reviewed on the 11th October 2023. The Drifters Girl runs at the Manchester Opera House until the 14th October 2023. Tickets available here: The Drifters Girl Tickets | Opera House Manchester in Manchester | ATG Tickets
Full tour details can be found here: The Drifters Girl
Review written by Jordan Potts
Photo credit: The Other Richard