From the highly acclaimed directors of Dreamboats and Petticoats comes the second instalment of the hit musical, Dreamboats and Miniskirts. shows us where the characters lives have gone and developed.
The show starts in 1963 and shows us where the characters have gone and developed. Bobby and Laura’s (Alex Beaumont and Chloe Edwards Wood) single “Dreamboats and Petticoats” is only half a hit. Norman (Alistair Hall) and Sue Louise Olley) have settled down to non-marital bliss – and a baby! And Ray (David Luke) and Donna (Anna Campkin) seem blissfully happy…
The advent of the Beatles and the Merseyside sound is inspirational and we follow the story of the band which Bobby rejoins, The Conquests. Along with trying to gain a record contract it also follows Norman in his effort to “get off the drains” and find that hit parade voice he has longed for.
Act one of the show starts us off in late 1962 and features hit after hit from Twist & Shout to Handy Man to Pretty Woman, One Fine Day and many more.
Act two sees the turn of the year in 1963 again with smash covers including Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and It’s In His Kiss. It also showcases the songs Dreamboats and Petticoats and Dreamboats and Miniskirts.
Although I didn’t attend the first musical, Dreamboats and Petticoats, the evening and show in general was a fantastic night with its great atmosphere, costume and set design and not forgetting the wonderful cast and crew. A great credit to all involved and to the era it is portraying.
For anyone wanting a fun filled, sing a long and foot tapping experience then this show is highly recommended.
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 Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music.
The show is on at the Rhyl Pavilion until the 28th March, visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk for booking details or call the box office on 01745 33 00 00