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Preview: Dreamboats And Miniskirts at Sunderland Empire
Whatever Happened To Bobby & Laura And Norman & Sue?
Dreamboats And Miniskirts
The Sequel To Dreamboats And Petticoats
Monday 26th - Saturday 31st October 2015
Dreamboats And Miniskirtsreturns to theatres to showcase the greatest hit songs of the 60s with a visit to Sunderland Empire for one week only (Monday 26-Saturday 31 October 2015).
It is the sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats,which premiered in Bromley in 2009, and became a musical phenomenon having played to more than two million people across the UK. Inspired by Universal’s multi-million selling album series which now boasts seven double compilation albums and a myriad of one off special releases!
It’s 1963 and the Petticoats gang are growing up and facing new challenges. Bobby and Laura’s first single, Dreamboats and Petticoats, went to the top of the charts, but they haven’t been able to repeat that success with any further records. Norman and Sue have settled down to non-marital bliss – and a baby! And Ray and Donna seem blissfully happy in their professional lives… but are they really?
Photo: Darren Bell
The advent of the Beatles and the Merseyside sound is inspirational. But will it inspire Bobby and Laura to have one more shot at stardom, Norman to “get off the drains” and find that hit parade voice he has longed for, and Ray to realise his ambition and manage a really top pop act?
All will be revealed in a follow up with the same wit, charm, and great songs as Dreamboats and Petticoats.
Photo: Darren Bell
Dreamboats and Miniskirts is written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesman, Shine on Harvey Moon, Save the Last Dance For Me and of course, Dreamboats and Petticoats, and is produced by Bill Kenwrightand Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music.
Featuring hit after hit from Twist & Shout to Handy Manto Pretty Woman, One Fine Day and many more, Dreamboats and Miniskirts is happiness guaranteed.