The Drifters Girl

Cast and Creatives

Carly Mercedes Dyer


The Arts Educational Schools, London.

In June 2023, Carly starred in Assassins as Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme at Chichester Festival Theatre. Last year, Carly played ‘Erma’ in Anything Goes (Barbican Theatre), for which she won The WhatsOnStage Award (2022) for Best Supporting Performer in a Female Identifying Role. She was also nominated for The Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for this same role. Her award winning performance can be seen on BBC iplayer.

Theatre credits:

June in Gypsy (Alexandra Palace Theatre), Cassie in A Chorus Line (Curve, Leicester), Shug Avery in The Color Purple (Curve at Home), Anita in West Side Story (Curve, Leicester), Henri in The View Upstairs (Soho Theatre), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Mercury Theatre, Colchester & Southwark Playhouse), Fate in Hadestown (National Theatre), Helene in Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse), Original London Cast of Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre), West Side Story (Salzburg Festival), The Lorax (Old Vic Theatre), Original London Cast of Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Royal Festival Hall 2015), Kiss Me, Kate, BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall), Original Cast of Dance ‘Til Dawn (UK Tour), Original London Cast of Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre & Garrick Theatre), Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre), Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Hair (English Theatre, Frankfurt), High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo).

Film & Television credits:

Anything Goes – Live from the Barbican (Trafalgar Releasing).

Workshops include:

The Artist directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie (2023), The Time Traveller’s Wife directed by Bill Buckhurst (2022), Hugo directed by Christopher Wheeldon OBE, produced by Greene Light Stage (2020), Vanara the Musical directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (2018), The Lost Ones directed by Tania Azevedo (The Bush Theatre and Beam Festival, Theatre Royal Stratford East 2018), The Boy In The Dress (The RSC) directed by Sarah Tipple (2017), The Happy Prince produced by Stable Productions, directed by Maria Friedman, choreographed by Drew McOnie (2015), The Lorax (The Old Vic) directed by Max Webster and choreographed by Drew McOnie (2014), But I’m a Cheerleader! The Musical (Crow and Elk Productions LTD and Adam Bialow, with Lionsgate) directed by Jerry Mitchell (2013), Matilda (The RSC) directed by Matthew Warchus (2009).

Concerts include:

Reprise: Curve’s Leading Ladies (Curve, Leicester), Live at Lola’s (The Hippodrome)Fangirls Musical (The Southbank Centre: Women of The World Festival) written and directed by Yve Blake, Barbara Cook and Friends (80th Birthday Celebration Concert, London Coliseum).

Carly is also Patron of “West End Arts Academy” who provide monthly musical theatre, intensive training programs to the next generation of theatrical talent.

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