Des O’Connor joins the cast of  of Dremaboats and Petticoats at the Playhouse Theatre in London

Des O'Connor in Dreamboats and Petticoats. Photo: Roy Tan

Des O'Connor in Dreamboats and Petticoats. Photo: Roy Tan

British showbiz legend Des O’Connor has made his official West End debut in Bill Kenwright musical Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Playhouse Theatre.

Despite a record-breaking career that has included TV, movies and albums, he has never performed in a West End show. He will be appearing as the ‘Older Bobby’ and ‘Phil – Bobby’s Dad’, who runs the youth club around which the Olivier Award nominated production is based, until 7 January 2012.

The parts have been adapted slightly to bring in more humour between him and his son, played in the show by Scott Bruton.

Dreamboats and Petticoats is inspired by the smash hit million+ selling albums, and features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. The show is written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesmen and Shine On Harvey Moon, and features songs from Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Cochran, Dion, Del Shannon and many more.

Photos by Roy Tan.

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