Sensational musical Dreamboats and Petticoats is heading to the Doncaster Dome, for a week in September (10-15), hoping to inspire Doncaster with a jukebox of popular hits from the 1950s and early 1960s.
The musical is set in 1961 at the time of the legendary rock ‘n’ roll era. It was inspired by the success of its million selling albums and features hit songs from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, and many more, including Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Bobby’s Girl, Shaking All Over, Let It Be Me and Let’s Twist Again. This musical is sure to transport you back to the golden age of music.
Enjoyment for all the family is guaranteed, as a group of teenagers are joined together through romance, music and rock ‘n’ roll. The storyline follows Bobby and Norman who compete against each other in a national song writing competition, although initially they both also compete for the affection of ‘cool girl’ Sue.
The cast includes X factor’s Terry Winstanley, handsome Any Dream Will Do favourite Ben James-Ellis, David Ribi, Robyn Mellor, Dan O’Brien, Samantha Dorrance and many more.
Michael Hart, Chief Executive of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, who manage the Dome, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming this smash hit musical to the Dome. We hope the show will attract a wide range of people, from those delving back into the past or those just with a love of music and good drama.
“The Dome has now been put firmly on the map for touring musicals following the success of other hit musicals such as Annie and Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat shown previously at the Dome, and Dreamboats and Petticoats is an exceptional musical to continue the Dome’s success.”
With over two million copies of the CD track sold, several weeks of the CD at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, and currently with Dreamboats and Petticoats making their third UK tour, the show’s popularity has continued. Brian Berg, the executive producer for Universal records has stated that there are plans for productions in the US and Australia. The possibility of a feature film in 2012 is also in the pipeline.
Tickets for the show are on sale now from £19. For more information and to book, call Doncaster Dome’s Box Office on 01302 370777, or go to The Dome