One of the biggest-selling compilation albums of all time has been the inspiration for a revivalist hit-musical that has been garnering keen reviews from most that have seen it. The Daily Telegraph got all dewy-eyed over it, as indeed did most of the readers of 'What's On Stage'.
"Dreamboats and Petticoats" has reached three volumes (the last volume, number 3, came out at Christmas) and has gathered over a 100 classic late 50s and 60s pop and rock 'n' roll from an era of jukeboxes and milkshake-bars were common-place, and kids didn't generally stagger around the place stabbing each other.
Well, there is now a lively musical running at the Playhouse Theatre in Northumberland Avenue that might succeed in taking you back to those carefree days, for which we have the opportunity to offer you discounted seats for a few selected performances starting next week. The plot in the musical involves two musicians who team up with Laura, a nifty performer and guitar player to win a talent contest in 1961.
Seats are limited and cost just £15 for top tickets that normally cost around £40. The permitted performances are on 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th and 30th June (all evening performances) plus the 15:00 matinee on the 24th (Thursday).
Featured songs include "Shaking All Over", "Let's Dance", "Only Sixteen", "Bobby's Girl" and about 30 others, all expertly directed by the team that brought you "Birds of a Feather" and "Goodnight Sweetheart". Just click on the special link below for those cheaper seats!