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Dreamboats and Petticoats

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Closed January 19, 2013

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Why See Dreamboats and Petticoats?

Dreamboats and Petticoats became one of the biggest selling albums of the Noughties after its release in 2008, amassing an amazing 600,000 + sales. The second album, went straight to No.2 in the charts, within a week of release. The musical as a result is inspired by the runaway success of the albums, written by the team behind hit BBC comedies Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds Of A Feather, and Shine On Harvey Moon.


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 a dab hand with the guitar herself, rock 'n' roll fame beckons, and friendships threaten to fall apart, and fledgling relationships almost fail to take off, as their world turns upside down forever.

This highly entertaining jukebox musical conjures up sights and sounds of the Fifties, and features songs between 1957-63, with the likes of Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochrane, The Shadows featured, and many more!

At the time of its West End runs, the musical recieved mixed reviews, and was noted for its light storytelling and suitability to an older audience - however the combined popularity of the albums and musicals have ensured that "Dreamboats" will be entertaining for ages yet!

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Opening night: 16 October 2012


Dreamboats and Petticoats is suitable for audiences of all ages.

Run time

2 hours and 20 minutes with one 15-minute intermission

Cast and Creative


Scott Bruton as Bobby
Ben Freeman as Norman
Daisy Wood-Davis as Laura
AJ Dean as Ray
Jennifer Biddall as Sue
Emma Hatton as Donna
David Cardy as Older Bobby
Patrick Burbridge as Derek
Sophie Byrne a Daisy/Brenda
Deborah Hewitt as Helen
Robin Johnson as Barry
Michael Kantola as Colin


Author: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran
Director: Bob Tomson
Musical Supervisor: Keith Strachan
Choreography: Carole Todd
Design: Sean Cavanagh
Lighting Design: Mark Howett
Sound Design: Ben Harrison
Costume Design/Supervisor: Bridgid Guy

What you thought

25 reviews, average rating: (4.4 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Laura: “Oh what a night.....”

Seen this show on tour and in London, and it is absolutely brilliant, it... more

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