Rock ‘n’ roll show Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical has hit Chesterfield’s Winding Wheel this week.
The Olivier Award nominated musical was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, who penned 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.
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.
Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical is celebrating ten years of the multi-million selling albums that inspired the show.
The dazzling success of the first five albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over four 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!
Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical is produced by Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music. Tickets are now on sale.