Dreamboats and Petticoats

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Playhouse Theatre (London, )
Northumberland Avenue
London,
Running Time
2 hours and 20 minutes, with one interval
Schedule
Monday through Friday at 7:30
Saturday at 4pm and 8pm
Price
15-50
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In 1961 emotions run high as talented young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win the hearts of their adoring female fans - and more importantly, the gorgeous Laura. But when Laura shows that she's no slouch with the guitar, rock 'n' roll fame beckons. Featuring songs from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, Chuck Berry and many more.

Ben Freeman Joins HAPPY DAYS Tour as 'The Fonz'; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Amy Anzel for Sunday Monday Ltd in association with Todd Ruppert of RTR International, just announced that West End leading man and "Emmerdale" star, Ben Freeman, will take on the iconic role of 'The Fonz' in the UK Premiere and national tour of HAPPY DAYS - A New Musical, alongsideCheryl Baker as 'Mrs Cunningham' and the previously announced Heidi Range as 'Pinky Tuscadero'. (more...)

Full Cast Revealed for ONCE National Tour
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 3, 2013

The producers of ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album, have just announced casting for the first North American touring company. The tour opens at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI with performances beginning on October 1, 2013. (more...)

JEST END Plays Leicester Square Theatre, Sept 26-27 - Starring Rachael Wooding, Matt Henry & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

Following sell-out dates at Jermyn Street Theatre and the former New Player's Theatre, Jest End marks its highly anticipated return to Leicester Square Theatre in 2012. With two exclusive new dates just announced, this evening of satirical escapism is fast becoming a firm fixture in Theatreland. (more...)

New Play About the Titanic '41N 50W' Runs at St. James Studio Theatre, Oct 4 & 5 - Starring Tina Jones, Rupert Wickham and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2012

41N 50W is the last known position of the Titanic before she sank at 2.20am on 15th April 1912 during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. 41N 50W is a unique new play written by Robert Neal Marshall, adapted from over 1,100 pages of the original 1912 Senate Hearings. Readings of the play will be presented at the St. James Studio Theatre on 4 and 5 October 2012. (more...)

OUR HOUSE Begins National Tour; Opens at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Inspired by the music of Madness, the Olivier Award-winning musical OUR HOUSE will begin a National Tour in a brand new actor-musician production at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich tonight 12 September 2013 (press night Tuesday 24 September). Full listings below. (more...)

New Play About the Titanic '41N 50W' Runs at St. James Studio Theatre, Oct 4 & 5 - Starring Tina Jones, Rupert Wickham and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012

41N 50W is the last known position of the Titanic before she sank at 2.20am on 15th April 1912 during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. 41N 50W is a unique new play written by Robert Neal Marshall, adapted from over 1,100 pages of the original 1912 Senate Hearings. Readings of the play will be presented at the St. James Studio Theatre on 4 and 5 October 2012. (more...)

New Play About the Titanic '41N 50W' Runs at St. James Studio Theatre, Oct 4 & 5 - Starring Tina Jones, Rupert Wickham and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012

41N 50W is the last known position of the Titanic before she sank at 2.20am on 15th April 1912 during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. 41N 50W is a unique new play written by Robert Neal Marshall, adapted from over 1,100 pages of the original 1912 Senate Hearings. Readings of the play will be presented at the St. James Studio Theatre on 4 and 5 October 2012. (more...)

BOEING BOEING Revival, THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES & More Set for Sheffield Theatres' 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today reveals Sheffield Theatres' spring season for 2014. The spring includes a season of work dedicated to playwright Brian Friel running across all three auditoria, the world premiere of a new dance-theatre adaptation of Kes, by Barnsley born director Jonathan Watkins; a major revival of fast-paced French farce Boeing Boeing, directed by Jonathan Humphreys, and The Sheffield Mysteries, the new Sheffield People's Theatre production directed by Daniel Evans. The company will also co-produce a brand new production with Third Angel, The Life and Loves of a Nobody. (more...)

Stephen Ashfield, Ben Freeman Join West End's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

From 10 October 2011 Stephen Ashfield (Emmett) and Ben Freeman (Warner), will be joining Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Natalie Casey (Paulette) and Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) in the Olivier Award winning show Legally Blonde The Musical, which is currently booking until 27 October 2012 at the Savoy Theatre. (more...)

DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS Returns to West End, Thru Jan 19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Dreamboats and Petticoats has returned to London's West End, for a limited run at the Wyndham's Theatre from 16 October, to coincide with Dreamboats and Petticoats 6, the new instalment from phenomenal music franchise by Universal. (more...)

Sophie-Louise Dann Stars in GAY'S THE WORD at Jermyn Street Theatre, Feb 7-March 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Evergreen Theatrical Productions Ltd in Association with Jermyn Street Theatre presents Ivor Novello's GAY'S THE WORD, a musical comedy, featuring Book and Music by Ivor Novello with Lyrics by Alan Melville. Playing 7 February - 2 March 2013 at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Gay's The Word has a press night slated for Friday 8 February 7.30pm. (more...)

Back To The Musicals To Present A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS At The Pheasantry, 9 December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2012

Following four critically acclaimed shows since its launch earlier this year, the Back to the Musicals series returns to The Pheasantry in Chelsea on Sunday 9th December 2012, with A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, a celebration of festive music from the world of theatre and film. (more...)

Mark Wynter Joins DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS, November 20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

Mark Wynter, whose many hits started in 1960 with his top ten version of "Image of a Girl", will join the cast of "Dreamboats and Petticoats" at the Wyndham's theatre from Tuesday 20 November. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, 27-31 May
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

FORTY years since it first appeared on television screens, Happy Days comes to The Marlowe Theatre later this month. (more...)

Blackman and Attwater To Star In UK Tour Of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2013

Sam Attwater and Helena Blackman will star in a stunning new version of the classic musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. (more...)

Gerred And Janson Confirmed In ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE At Finborough From April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

A Finborough Theatre commission, the European premiere of the hit Off-Broadway musical ROOMS - A Rock Romance, plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited four-week season from Tuesday 23 April 2013, directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates. (more...)

SONGBIRDS... SONGS FROM THE HEART Concert Benefits British Heart Foundation Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2013

The Award Winning Battersea Barge (www.batterseabarge.com) plays host to a unique and intimate gig to raise vital funds for The British Heart Foundation; The charity that one of our Songbirds, Emma Hatton, is running the London marathon for in April. The concert will take place tonight, 24th March 2013. 7:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm). (more...)

SONGBIRDS... SONGS FROM THE HEART Concert to Benefit British Heart Foundation, March 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2013

The Award Winning Battersea Barge (www.batterseabarge.com) plays host to a unique and intimate gig to raise vital funds for The British Heart Foundation; The charity that one of our Songbirds, Emma Hatton, is running the London marathon for in April. The concert will take place 24th March 2013. 7:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm). (more...)

Sophie-Louise Dann Stars in GAY'S THE WORD at Jermyn Street Theatre, Feb 7-March 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Evergreen Theatrical Productions Ltd in Association with Jermyn Street Theatre presents Ivor Novello's GAY'S THE WORD, a musical comedy, featuring Book and Music by Ivor Novello with Lyrics by Alan Melville. Playing 7 February - 2 March 2013 at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Gay's The Word has a press night slated for Friday 8 February 7.30pm. (more...)

New Dameon Garnett Play Coming to Finborough Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following a reading as part of Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of a new play from Liverpool playwright Dameon Garnett, 17 opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of six Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances on Sunday, 20 July 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 21 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Comes to London, July 14-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

A new production of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, which ran for more than 10 years in New York, where it holds the record as the second longest running musical in Off-Broadway history with 5,003 performances comes to the UK. (more...)

Shobna Gulati, Joe McGann & More Set for Belgrade's Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Shobna Gulati and Joe McGann will star in a major new touring production of John Godber's bittersweet masterpiece April In Paris from Tues 7 - Sat 11 October at the Belgrade Theatre, it was announced today. (more...)

DREAMBOATS AND MINISKIRTS to Receive World Premiere on August 6; Followed by UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

This summer a sensational new musical is set to showcase the greatest hit songs of the 60s. DREAMBOATS AND MINISKIRTS, the sequel to the sellout Dreamboats and Petticoats, receives its World Premiere on Wednesday 6 August at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. (more...)

Houchen, Maitland, Naaman & More In MORE WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, Aug 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

BWW reports on MORE WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS, an evening of new songwriting at the Leicester Square theatre Lounge, featuring songs with lyrics by Robert Gould performed by a cast of West End & Off West End vocalists. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS, New Wimbledon Theatre, July 29 2013
by Kate Finburg - Jul 30, 2013

I was definitely born in the wrong era. If I could get a DeLorean out and go back to the past it would be to 1955 and to the birth of rock and roll: when men wore quiffs and leather jackets and Bill Haley's 'Rock Around the Clock' was released. (more...)

Olivier Winner Michael Ball to Host 2014 WEST END HEROES Gala at the Dominion, Sept 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Michael Ball, Britain's leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter, is announced today as the host of the 2014 West End Heroes gala concert. (more...)

OUR HOUSE Begins National Tour; Opens at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Sept 12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Inspired by the music of Madness, the Olivier Award-winning musical OUR HOUSE will begin a National Tour in a brand new actor-musician production at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich on Thursday 12 September 2013 (press nightTuesday 24 September) it was announced today. Full listings below. (more...)

Dave Willetts to Star in LOVE BEYOND: A New Musical, 1-2 October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Commissioned Limited today announce the official London cast of LOVE BEYOND, a new musical, playing for two special performances only on 1 and 2 October 2014 at The SSE Arena, Wembley. Powerful and uplifting, LOVE BEYOND is a unique presentation of the greatest love story ever told, unfolding the entire story of the Bible as never before. A contemporary production, this epic musical re-tells the inspiring stories of lives touched by God, from Genesis to Revelation and puts the focus on their significance to mankind today. LOVE BEYOND promises a sensational production with a host of West End stars, accompanied by one of the biggest live orchestras of any musical theatre show in London, playing a dramatic and original brand new score. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE on Battersea Barge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

David Ribi, Nic Kyle, Sarah Goggin and Chloe Taylor will star in the London production, which is to be staged on the romantic location of The Battersea Barge, moored on the banks of the River Thames near Battersea Power Station. (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Cast Of HAPPY DAYS!
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 9, 2014

A behind-the-scenes chat with Ben Freeman (the Fonz), Heidi Range (Pinky) and Cheryl Baker (Mrs Cunningham), talking about the new musical and the forthcoming UK tour (more...)

INTERVAL SO FAR Set for The Cockpit, Feb 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Now Interval Productions have decided to give audiences a chance to see selections from all of their pieces under the same roof at The Cockpit Theatre on Sunday February 9th, featuring as many original cast members as possible, and of course some new talent, as always. (more...)

WestEndFest Set for 2 March at Actors Church in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2014

WestEndFest is back for its first concert of 2014 on 2 March at The Actors Church in Covent Garden. It was founded two years ago by West-End theatre actress Sabrina Aloueche and Parnell Page, and has since become a hugely popular bi-annual celebration combining dance, comedy, songs and raising money for charity. (more...)

Battersea Barge to Present SONGBIRDS: HEART AND SOUL Charity Concert, Feb 23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Back by popular demand, the SONGBIRDS return to the award winning Battersea Barge (www.batterseabarge.com), this time delivering a night of soul, featuring some of the West End's most exciting female vocal talent. All funds raised will go to the British Heart Foundation, the charity that one of our Songbirds, Emma Hatton, is running the London Marathon for in April. The concert will take place 23rd February 2014 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:45pm. (more...)

Lyceum Stage Welcomes DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS, Now thru 18 Jan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Sheffield Theatres will welcome the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats, as it returns to the Lyceum Theatre from today 14 - Saturday 18 January as part of its UK tour. Featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock 'n' Roll era, this whirl round the jukebox of one of the most dynamic musical decades continues to delight and entertain audiences around the country. (more...)

Joe Pasquale Joins Cast Of HA HA HOLMES! For UK Tour, Starting Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

You'd be absolutely barking mad to miss this pipe-smoking new show from theatre's funniest parodists as Holmes and Watson embark on their most dangerous adventure yet ... hunting down The Hound of The Baskervilles. (more...)

Ben Freeman, Cheryl Baker & Heidi Range Open In HAPPY DAYS UK Premiere This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Ben Freeman will take on the iconic role of 'The Fonz' in the UK Premiere and national tour of HAPPY DAYS - A New Musical, alongside Cheryl Baker as 'Mrs Cunningham' and Heidi Range as 'Pinky Tuscadero'. (more...)

GET INTO LONDON THEATRE 2013 Begins Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2013

GET INTO LONDON THEATRE 2013, the annual ticket scheme that allows the public to see some of the best shows in London for a fraction of the normal cost, runs from today, 1 January to 15 February 2013. Over 50 participating productions ranging from plays to musicals and opera to ballet will offer tickets from as little as 10 so everyone has the chance to experience the magic of London theatre. (more...)

Sophie-Louise Dann Stars in GAY'S THE WORD at Jermyn Street Theatre, Now thru March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

Evergreen Theatrical Productions Ltd in Association with Jermyn Street Theatre presents Ivor Novello's GAY'S THE WORD, a musical comedy, featuring Book and Music by Ivor Novello with Lyrics by Alan Melville. Playing tonight, 7 February - 2 March 2013 at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Gay's The Word has a press night slated for Friday 8 February 7.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sophie-Louise Dann and More in Jermyn Street Theatre's GAY'S THE WORD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Evergreen Theatrical Productions Ltd in Association with Jermyn Street Theatre presents Ivor Novello's GAY'S THE WORD, a musical comedy, featuring Book and Music by Ivor Novello with Lyrics by Alan Melville. The production is presented by special permission of Samuel French Ltd for the Ivor Novello Trustees. Directed and choreographed by Stewart Nicholls, the show features book adapted by Richard Stirling, musical supervisor Ross Leadbeater, original musical direction by Ben Stock and stars Sophie-Louise Dann, Helena Blackman, Josh Little and Elizabeth Seal. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage in the photos below! (more...)

Niamh Perry Leads Cast Of THE BEAUTIFUL GAME, Union Theatre, April-May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Over 12 years after it was seen in the West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton's The Beautiful Game will receive its first London revival at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 3 April (press night Tuesday 8 April, 7.30pm) to Saturday 3 May 2014, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now For GET INTO LONDON THEATRE 2013, Offer Running From 1 January to 15 February 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for GET INTO LONDON THEATRE 2013, the annual ticket scheme that allows the public to see some of the best shows in London for a fraction of the normal cost. From 1 January to 15 February 2013, over 50 participating productions ranging from plays to musicals and opera to ballet will offer tickets from as little as 10 so everyone has the chance to experience the magic of London theatre. (more...)

Sam Attwater Takes Over As Brad In THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW UK Tour, Mar 2013
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

The Rocky Horror Show has announced that stage and TV actor Sam Attwater (Eastenders, Hollyoaks; Dreamboats and Petticoats) will play the role of Brad for the next leg of the UK tour, taking over from Ben Forster. (more...)

Back to the Musicals Presents A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS at The Pheasantry Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2012

Following four critically acclaimed shows since its launch earlier this year, the Back to the Musicals series returns to The Pheasantry in Chelsea today, 9th December 2012, with A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, a celebration of festive music from the world of theatre and film. (more...)

DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS Announces 2014 Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Inspired by the 7 smash hit multi-million selling albums of the same name, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats returns for another hit-packed UK tour in 2014, opening at the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre on 14 January. Featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock 'n' Roll era, this whirl round the jukebox of one of the most dynamic musical decades continues to delight and entertain audiences around the country. The tour will visit Llandudno, Northampton, Manchester, Bromley, Oxford, Dartford, Belfast, Kings Lynn, Birmingham, Malvern, Sunderland, New Brighton, and Plymouth, with further dates and casting to be announced. (more...)

Lyceum Stage to Welcome DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS, 14-18 Jan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Sheffield Theatres will welcome the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats, as it returns to the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 January as part of its UK tour. Featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock 'n' Roll era, this whirl round the jukebox of one of the most dynamic musical decades continues to delight and entertain audiences around the country. (more...)

ATG Acquires London's Savoy, Playhouse Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

The Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) today announces that it has completed a deal to acquire 100% ownership of the Savoy and Playhouse theatres in London's West End from its current partners. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Holiday Gift Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Sheffield Theatres invites audiences to share the gift of great theatre with loved ones this Christmas with a host of gift options on offer from the Theatre. (more...)

CARNABY STREET UK Tour to Relaunch 3 Sept. in Milton Keynes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

Fresh from a successful spring tour, people all around the UK have become dedicated followers of Carnaby Street and now it's set to continue swinging round the country when the 60's musical opens its autumn leg in Milton Keynes this September. (more...)

Mark Wynter Joins DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2013

This whirl round the jukebox of one of the most dynamic musical decades stars musical legend Mark Wynter - fresh from his celebrated run in the show at London's Wyndham's Theatre last winter - who is set to perform classic hits Venus In Blue Jeans, Go Away Little Girl and It's Almost Tomorrow for the first time on tour in 50 years. (more...)

WEST END HEROES Charity Show Announced For Refurbished Dominion, Sept 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 25, 2014

Following the phenomenal success of West End Heroes, which saw the casts of many of the biggest West End musicals unite with the finest UK military bands and musicians in a stunning performance that raised over 88,000 for the Help for Heroes charity, the newly refurbished Dominion Theatre is to once again host the event, this year on Sunday 28 September at 8.00pm. (more...)

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