Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical returns to celebrate 10 years of the multi-million selling albums that inspired the Olivier Award nominated musical. The show opens at Theatre Royal Windsor on 25th January before embarking on a nationwide tour.

Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the writers behind TV classics ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, ‘Birds of a Feather’, ‘The New Statesmen’ and ‘Shine On Harvey Moon’, the show features classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, and many more. Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical is produced by Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music. Tickets are now on sale.

Set in 1961, emotions are running high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition – and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock‘n’roll fame beckons.

The dazzling success of the first five albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 4 million copies sold and several weeks at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to listen to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well.

Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling CD albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three, Four and Five, the West End sell-out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. These include 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!

The full cast includes:

Jimmy Johnston as Phil/Older Bobby
Alistair Higgins as Bobby
Alistair Hill as Norman
Elizabeth Carter as Laura
Laura Darton as Sue
Gracie Johnson as Donna
David Luke as Ray
Henry Alexander as Colin
Jay Osborne as Richard
Rob Gathercole as Jeremy
Lauren Chinery as Babs
Josh Tye as Derek
Sheridan Lloyd as Andy
Billy Stookes as Barry
Mike Lloyd as Frank/Slugger
Chloe Edwards-Woods as Daisy/Brenda
Alan Howell as Eric
Stephanie Hackett as ASM/Swing


25 January – 4 February Box Office: 01753 853 888
Theatre Royal Windsor Website: theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk

6 – 11 February Box Office: 023 9282 8282
Southsea Kings Theatre Website: kingsportsmouth.co.uk

13 – 18 February Box Office: 029 2087 8889
Cardiff New Theatre Website: newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

20 – 25 February Box Office: 0844 871 7607
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Website: atgtickets.com

27 February – 4 March Box Office: 0844 871 3019
Palace Theatre Manchester Website: atgtickets.com

6 – 11 March Box Office: 01322 220000
Dartford Orchard Theatre Website: orchardtheatre.co.uk

13 – 18 March Box Office: 01642 552663
Billingham Forum Theatre Website: forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk

20 – 25 March Box Office: 01322 220000
Southport Theatre Website: atgtickets.com

27 March – 1 April Box Office: 01246 345 222
Chesterfield Winding Wheel Website: chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

3 April – 8 April Box Office: 01242 572573
The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham Website: www.everymantheatre.org.uk

10 – 15 April Box Office: 0844 871 7649
Stoke Regent Theatre Website: atgtickets.com

18 – 22 April Box Office: 0844 871 3024
York Grand Opera House Website: atgtickets.com

24 – 29 April Box Office: 0844 856 1111
Blackpool Opera House Website: wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

2 – 6 May Box Office: 0844 871 3011
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre Website: atgtickets.com

8 – 13 May Box Office: 0844 871 3014
Edinburgh Playhouse Website: atgtickets.com

12 – 17 June Box Office: 0844 871 7648
Glasgow Kings Theatre Website: atgtickets.com

19 – 24 June Box Office: 0844 871 3022
Sunderland Empire Theatre Website: atgtickets.com

26 June – 1 July Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Sheffield Lyceum sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

3 – 8 July Box Office: 0844 871 7652
Milton Keynes Theatre Website: atgtickets.com

10 – 15 July Box Office: 0844 848 2700
Leeds Grand Theatre Website: leedsgrandtheatre.com

17 – 22 July Box Office: 0844 871 3023
Torquay Princess Theatre Website: atgtickets.com

24 – 29 July Box Office: 0844 871 3012
Bristol Hippodrome Theatre Website: atgtickets.com

31 July – 5 August Box Office: 0844 871 3017
Liverpool Empire Theatre Website: atgtickets.com

7 – 12 August Box Office: 01603 630000
Norwich Theatre Royal Website: theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

22 - 26 August Box Office: 02380 711811
Southampton Mayflower Theatre Website: mayflower.org.uk

28 August – 2 September Box Office: 01702 351135
Southend Cliffs Pavilion Website: southendtheatres.org.uk
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