Due to its phenomenal West End success, DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS, inspired by the million + selling albums, will continue its national tour throughout 2012.
The dazzling success of the first four albums in the ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’ series sent the message loud and clear. With over 2 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. Thus ‘Dreamboats’ was born as a musical, and so was an evening of pure hedonistic affection for a more innocent era, when love was young and so was rock ‘n’ roll.
Joining the fantastic Dreamboats cast for the 2012 tour will be X Factor contestant TERRY WINSTANLEY. Scaffolder Terry made it through to judge’s houses after he impressed with his audition rendition of Michael Bolton’s To Love Somebody, which won him a legion of fans on twitter.
In 1961 emotions run 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 original tour premiered in February 2009 at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley to rave critical reviews and widespread audience acclaim. Having sold out its return there in November 2009, the national tour extended throughout 2011 and continues in 2012.
Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesmen and Shine On Harvey Moon, this spectacular feel-good production will give you ‘the greatest time of your life’ – taking you back to a time when each passing week brought another classic track.
Featuring songs from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, Chuck Berry and many more, including Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Sleepwalk, Runaround Sue, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, What A Wonderful World, Let’s Twist Again, Let It Be Me and many more hits from music’s golden era!
Cast: Terry Winstanley, Ben James Ellis, David Ribi, Samantha Dorrance, Dan O’ Brien, Anna Campkin, Patrick Burbridge, Christopher Wheeler, Matthew Quinn, James Nitti,
Josef Pitura-Riley, Emma Jane Morton, Mike Slader. Rachel Nottingham
Crew Credits: Directed by Bob Tomson; Musical Supervision by Keith Strachan; Choreography by Carole Todd; Designed by Sean Cavanagh; Lighting Designed by Mark Howett; Sound Designed by Ben Harrison; Executive Producer Brian Berg.