Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Wyndham’s Theatre

Wyndham's Theatre, London
Booking to 19 January 2013
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Classic 60s rock ‘n’ roll tunes are the inspiration behind this crowd-pleasing  musical from Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (Birds Of A Feather).

Dreamboats and Petticoats is back in the West End following its packed runs at the Savoy and Playhouse theatres and a number of hugely successful UK tours.

Inspired by the smash hit, multi-million selling Dreamboats and Petticoats albums, the show features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era including Bobby’s Girl, Shaking All Over, Three Steps To Heaven, Only Sixteen, Let’s Twist Again, At The Hop, The Wanderer 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.

Featuring over 40 pop hits from the fifties and sixties, Dreamboats and Petticoats is the feel-good musical to end them all.

A hugely talented cast includes Sam Attwater (EastEnders, Dancing on Ice) as Norman, David Ribi as Bobby, Susannah Allman as Sue, Samantha Dorrance as Laura, and Mark Wynter as Phil and Older Bobby.

Book your tickets for Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the heart of London’s West End.


“Good, wholesome fun” Evening Standard

“Full of energy and packed full of toe-tapping hits” The Sun

“A fast and vastly entertaining jukebox compilation show” Sunday Express

“Great fun, as loud as you like, and the music is sublime” Sunday Mail

“A great, rockin’ evening” Express

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Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Wyndham's Theatre
Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Wyndham’s Theatre

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Booking to 19 January 2013

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Wyndham's Theatre, 32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176

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1960’s Music Legend Mark Wynter To Join The Cast Of The West End’s Favourite Rock N Roll Musical Dreamboats And Petticoats At Wyndham’s Theatre Only Until 19 January 2012
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 LINKS Book tickets to Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Wyndham's Theatre
The Legendary Des O’Connor Makes His West End Musical Theatre Debut In Dreamboats And Petticoats
World-renowned entertainer DES O’CONNOR will join the cast of hit West End musical DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS from 3 October, for a strictly limited season at The Playhouse Theatre. Star of stage, screen and music, Des was awarded the CBE in 2008 for his services to Entertainment and Broadcasting and is widely regarded as one of the the UK’s best loved and most respected stars. Since his first TV appearance in 1963 he has starred in his own shows for over 45 years – longer than anyone else anywhere in the world. His most recent titles include the Des O’Connor Tonight specials, the award-winning ITV talk show Today with des and Mel and his interview this year on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, which was the highest rated of the series. He is also a hugely successful music and recording artist, having produced no less than 36 albums, selling over 16 million copies to date, and spending a staggering 117 weeks in the top ten of the charts. On stage, Des has appeared at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, The Sydney Opera House and over 1,000 times at the London Palladium, but his appearance in Dreamboats will mark his first time ever in a West End musical. Des will make his debut playing the multiple roles of ‘Older Bobby’ and ‘Phil - Bobby’s Dad’, who runs the youth club around which the celebrated Olivier Award nominated production is based. 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. Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesmen and Shine On Harvey Moon, this spectacular feel-good production will give you ‘the greatest time of your life’. It is produced by Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music. Featuring songs from Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Cochran, Dion, Del Shannon and many more, including 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, Let’s Twist Again and many more hits from music’s golden era! Release issued by: Target Live LINKS SPECIAL OFFER: Book tickets to Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Playhouse Theatre in London
Dreamboats launches new talent search
West End show Dreamboats & Petticoats launches new song-writing competition [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Playhouse Theatre"][/caption] 1960’s song-writing legends Graham Gouldman and Don Black have teamed up with LA pop icon Neil Sedaka to judge a new talent search to find the best aspiring rock ‘n’ roll songwriters in the UK. Sponsored by West End musical Dreamboats & Petticoats, the competition follows the storyline of the show, about a national youth song writing search in 1961. Winners of the competition, who must be aged 18 or over, will have their song published by Universal Music and featured in the Dreamboats & Petticoats show at the Playhouse Theatre. Also the song will feature as a bonus track on Dreamboats & Petticoats 5 which will be released in November 2011. The judges of the competition are some of our greatest living song-writing talents. Don Black's career includes hits for stars including Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams, an Oscar for his song Born Free, theme songs for 5 Bond films including Diamonds Are Forever, and lyrics for a number of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals including Sunset Boulevard and Song and Dance. Graham Gouldman has written some of the biggest pop hits, from Bus Stop for The Hollies in the 1960's to I’m Not In Love and Rubber Bullets, which he co-wrote for his band 10cc in the 1970's, to McFly's I’ve Got You. Neil Sedaka is one of the most successful singer/song-writers of all time with hits including Oh! Carol, Solitaire, Calendar Girl, Laughter In the Rain, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Is This The Way to Amarillo. Don Black said, "When I saw Dreamboats and Petticoats I loved it – the songs from the era are pure and distilled. I immediately said yes to this opportunity and hope that we can provide young hopefuls with a new channel besides the X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent." To enter, submit an MP3 demo of the song on the Dreamboats & Petticoats Facebook page. The competition closes at 9am on 31st March 2011. SPECIAL OFFER: Save £30.50 on tickets to see Dreamboats & Petticoats at the Playhouse Theatre, London

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5 thoughts on “Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Wyndham’s Theatre”

  1. AFMountaineer2000

    My wife and I are going to London to see either this, Wicked or Rock of
    Ages. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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