DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS Announces 2014 Tour Dates
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.
In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition, and, more importantly, the attentions of the gorgeous Sue. But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love, and rock 'n' roll fame beckon.
Since premiering in Bromley in 2009 and having played to more than two million people across the UK, Dreamboats and Petticoats, inspired by Universal's multi-million selling album series (now boasting seven double compilation albums and a myriad of one off special releases) features some of the greatest songs of the Rock 'n' Roll era, when each passing week brought another classic track.
Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesman, Shine on Harvey Moon and of course, Dreamboats and Petticoat's sequel, Save the Last Dance For Me and is produced by Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music.
Featuring classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, and many more, including 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! Dreamboats and Petticoats - the songs will live forever!
Creative Credits: Directed by Bob Tomson; Musical Supervision by Keith Strachan; Choreography by Carole Todd; Designed by Sean Cavanagh; Lighting Designed by Mark Howett; Sound Designed by Ben Harrison; Executive Producer Brian Berg.
Dreamboats 2014 Tour Dates
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre 14 - 19 Jan 2014
0114 249 6000 www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Llandudno, Venue Cymru 20 - 25 Jan 2014
01492 872 000 www.venuecymru.co.uk
Northampton, Royal and Derngate 27 Jan - 1 Feb 2014
01604 624 811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Manchester, Palace Theatre 3 - 8 Feb 2014
0844 871 3019 www.atgtickets.com/manchester
Bromley, Churchill Theatre 10 - 15 Feb 2014
08448 717 620 www.atgtickets.com/bromley
Oxford, New Theatre 17 - 22 Feb 2014
0844 871 3020 www.atgtickets.com/oxford
Dartford, Orchard Theatre 3 - 8 Mar 2014
01322 220000 www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
Belfast, Grand Opera House 10 - 15 Mar 2014
028 9024 1919 www.goh.co.uk
Kings Lynn, Corn Exchange 17 - 22 Mar 2014
01553 764864 www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk
Birmingham, Alexandra Theatre 24-29 Mar 2014
0844 871 3011 www.atgtickets.com/birmingham
Malvern, Festival Theatre 31 Mar - 5 Apr 2014