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Preview: Dreamboats and Petticoats at Sunderland Empire


Dreamboats and Petticoats the Musical
Monday 19th - Saturday 24thJune 2017

Dreamboats and Petticoats the Musicalreturns to celebrate 10 years of the multi-million selling albums that inspired the Olivier Award nominated musical with a date a Sunderland Empire 19-24 June 2017.

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.

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, Billy Fury, and many more. Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical is produced by Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music.

The dazzling success of the first five albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 4 million copies sold and several weeks at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were 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 Musicalfeatures 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, Let’s Twist Again and many more hits from music’s golden era!

The full cast includes:
Elizabeth Carter as Laura
Jimmy Johnston as Phil/Older Bobby
Alistair Higgins as Bobby
Alistair Hill as Norman
Laura Darton as Sue
Gracie Johnson          as Donna
David Luke as Ray
Henry Alexander as Colin
Jay Osborne as Richard
Rob Gathercole         as Jeremy
Lauren Chinery as Babs
Josh Tye as Derek
Sheridan Lloyd as Andy
Billy Stookes as Barry
Mike Lloyd as Frank/Slugger
Chloe Edwards-Woods as Daisy/Brenda
Alan Howell as Eric
Stephanie Hackett as ASM/Swing

The Creative team includes:

Produced by Bill Kenwright
Directed by Bob Tomson
Choreographed by Carole Todd
Designed by Sean Cavanagh
Sound Designed by Dan Samson
Lighting Designed by Tim Oliver
Executive Producer Brian Berg


Tickets available from the Box Office on High Street West, via the ticket centre 0844 871 3022* or*calls cost up to 7p per minute plus standard network charges. Booking and transaction fees may apply to telephone and online bookings.

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