Petticoats go flying in musical

Dreamboats & Petticoats: Dance to the Music...
Dreamboats & Petticoats: Dance to the Music...

Jukebox musical Dreamboats and Petticoats returns to Milton Keynes Theatre from Monday with a soundtrack full of popular songs from music’s golden era.

It’s 1961 and Bobby, an awkward but talented teenager, is auditioning for a band at the local youth club.

He is a whisker away from getting the part but is superseded by the last minute arrival of the cool and confident Norman.

Amidst the trials and tribulations of teenage life, the youth club performers pen songs as entries for the first National song writing competition - and Bobby and Norman also compete for the attention of the gorgeous Sue.

But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura has a secret talent on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame really take centre stage...

The show features classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran. Billy Fury and many more, with songs including Let’s Dance, To Know Him is to Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl and Let It Be Me sure to have you bopping in your seat.

Musical legend Mark Wynter is reprising his celebrated West End role on tour, playing the father of the wannabe pop star.

He is returning to his musical roots by joining the cast to revisit the magical time in the early 1960s when he made his professional debut as a recording artist.

He went on to have nine top twenty singles – including Venus in Blue Jeans, It’s Almost Tomorrow and Go Away Little Girl and has had real success in musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, Cats and South Pacific.

Plus, every night for the finale of the production, Mark will ditch his character and step out onstage to perform his hits as himself (offering you even more pop for your pounds).

Dreamboats and Petticoats comes to Milton Keynes Theatre from Monday, and through to Saturday 17 August.

Call the Box Office on 0844 871 7652.