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Dreamboats and Petticoats to celebrate hit songs of rock and roll era in Dartford

PUBLISHED: 14:29 13 February 2017

Actors Chloe Edwards-Wood and Alistair Norman in Dreamboats and Petticoats

Actors Chloe Edwards-Wood and Alistair Norman in Dreamboats and Petticoats

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Playwrite Bill Kenwright is back again to produce this touring success

Bill Kenwright’s Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical returns to celebrate 10 years of the multi-million selling albums that inspired the Olivier Award nominated musical.

Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the writers behind 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, and Billy Fury.

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.

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 public were apparently 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, and Let’s Twist Again.

The show will be at The Orchard Theatre from March 6 to 11.

For tickets visit orchardtheatre.co.uk

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