Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical returns to celebrate 10 years of the multi-million selling albums that inspired the Olivier Award nominated musical. The show opens at Theatre Royal Windsor on 25th January before embarking on a nationwide tour.
Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the writers behind TV classics ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, ‘Birds of a Feather’, ‘The New Statesmen’ and ‘Shine On Harvey Moon’, the show features classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, and many more. Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical is produced by Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music. Tickets are now on sale.
Set in 1961, emotions are running high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition – and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock‘n’roll fame beckons.
The dazzling success of the first five albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 4 million copies sold and several weeks at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to listen to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well.
Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling CD albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three, Four and Five, the West End sell-out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. These include Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, Let It Be Me, Great Pretender, C’mon Everybody, Let’s Twist Again and many more hits from music’s golden era!
The full cast (spot your friends!) includes:
Jimmy Johnston as Phil/Older Bobby
Alistair Higgins as Bobby
Alistair Hill as Norman
Elizabeth Carter as Laura
Laura Darton as Sue
Gracie Johnson as Donna
David Luke as Ray
Henry Alexander as Colin
Jay Osborne as Richard
Rob Gathercole as Jeremy
Lauren Chinery as Babs
Josh Tye as Derek
Sheridan Lloyd as Andy
Billy Stookes as Barry
Mike Lloyd as Frank/Slugger
Chloe Edwards-Woods as Daisy/Brenda
Alan Howell as Eric
Stephanie Hackett as ASM/Swing