Dreamboats and Petticoats
Let the memories of the swinging sixties flood back on a Showtime coach break to see Dreamboats & Petticoats.
In an age of digital music, the compilation CD albums of Dreamboats & Petticoats, which bring together a collection of the best-loved British and American pop hits of the late Fifties and the early Sixties, have bucked the trend by selling over three 3 and a half million copies.
Public appetite for the compilation albums spawned the idea for the brand to be transformed into a jukebox musical, and the success has been just as overwhelming, reaching its tenth anniversary with sell-out performances in the West End and theatres across the UK.
Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the creators of hit sitcoms such as Birds of a Feather and Goodnight Sweetheart, the latest show once again follows a heart-warming story about a group of teenagers with ambitions to be popstars, who fall in and out of love, weaved seamlessly between a jukebox of great music.
Prepare to be whisked back to 1961 as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete against the likes of Lennon and McCartney in a national song writing competition– and each other in a bid to capture the heart of dreamy Sue, the darling of St Mungo's Youth Club.
But when Bobby discovers the songwriting talents of studious, sweet girl called Laura, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons.
Like all great jukebox musicals it’s the music that takes centre stage. Dreamboats and Petticoats crams in countless hits including “Let’s Dance”, “Shaking All Over”,” Bobby’s Girl”, “Only Sixteen”, “Runaround Sue”, “Let It Be Me”, “C’mon Everybody”, “Let’s Twist Again” and more, ensuring the music of this iconic decade lives on.
Whether you’re old enough to remember the hits first time round or simply love great music, Dreamboats & Petticoats is a real nostalgia trip.