One of the biggest pop stars of the early 60’s will sing his hits on the London stage for the first time in 50 years!
Mark Wynter, whose many hits started in 1960 with his top ten version of “Image of a Girl”, will join the cast of “Dreamboats and Petticoats” at the Wyndham’s theatre from Tuesday 20 November.
Mark was hardly out of the charts from August 1960 until the end of 1963, during which time he had nine singles chart hits and spent an extraordinary 80 weeks in the hit parade.
In the mid 60’s pop star Mark made his debut in the musical “Phil the Fluter”, at London’s Palace Theatre and, in his words, fell in love with performing “book” musicals. He never returned to pop music, but went on to have real success in musicals such as “Charlie Girl”, “Phantom of the Opera”, “Cats”, “South Pacific” “Barnum”, and many more, mixing them with a dramatic career that started when he starred in Barry England’s “Conduct Unbecoming” at the Queens Theatre. His movies include….. “Just for Fun”, “The Haunted House of Horrors” and “Red”.
Despite yearly offers, Mark has never joined his fellow Hit Parade stars of pop’s favourite era, and gone out in any of the hugely successful 60’s revival tours. “My career as an actor just took up too much of my time” he says “And to be honest, I was never really interested in having my 20 minutes in the spotlight on a revival show singing my hits.”
Until now! When Mark says he gets the best of both worlds! At the request of his fan and friend Bill Kenwright he will join the cast of Britain’s favourite rock ‘n roll musical “Dreamboats and Petticoats” – this time playing the father of a wannabe pop star!
However, every night for the finale of the show he will become Mark Wynter, and for the first time in five decades sing his hits including of course the legendary “Venus in Blue Jeans” Goffin and Kings “Go Away Little Girl” and his 1963 revival of The Dreamweaver’s “Its Almost Tomorrow”.
Release issued by: Target Live