Stand by Me is the phenomenal musical history of a group that helped to define Atlantic Records, inspired early rock‘n’roll and was a forerunner to both the black music movement in 1950’s America and even early Motown. The show, which celebrates Ben E King and The Drifters, comes to the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch on Sunday 3 September.
The production brings a remarkable and unique tribute to the icons, challenges, controversy, conflicts and of course the vast succession of over 50 hits across the last six decades. The music sets the scene for this tribute with well-loved songs that transport audiences straight to Broadway.
This fast moving show features some of the groups’ most well-known hits including Under The Boardwalk, Save The Last Dance For Me, Saturday Night At The Movies, Up On The Roof, Come On Over To My Place, Hello Happiness and many more.
The Drifters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and are one of the biggest selling, longest serving bands of all time having sold an incredible 214 million singles and over 114 million albums worldwide – this is their musical history told through the music and anecdotes of the former members on screen. Audiences will be on their feet enjoying some of the greatest hits of all time!
Stand By Me comes to the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch on Sunday 3 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £25 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01708 443333, in person at the theatre or online at queens-theatre.co.uk.