The Ultimate Rock ‘N’ Roll Musical Is Back!
4th January 2012
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Dreamboats and Petticoats jives its way into Blackpool’s Grand Theatre this January!
In 1961 emotions run 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…
Inspired by the smash hit, multi-million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three and Four, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats the Musical is returning to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre from Monday 23rd January to Saturday 28th January.
This most nostalgic of musicals features classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran and other stars, including Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Bobby’s Girl, Three Steps to Heaven, Let’s Twist Again and many, many more.
Dreamboats and Petticoats stars West End star, and Any Dream Will Do finalist, Ben James Ellis as Norman and 2011 X Factor contestant Terry Winstanley as Phil/Older Bobby.
A finalist in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for a ‘Joseph’, Any Dream Will Do, Ben James Ellis made his West End debut playing Link Larkin in Hairspray. He also starred in Sky One’s Hairspray The School Musical. With a Whatsonstage Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Musical’ Ben has been playing the role of Norman in the West End, before joining the Dreamboats and Petticoats tour in 2012.
Terry Winstanley began singing at the age of 9 when his dad offered him £1 to enter a talent competition. Terry won and began emulating his hero, Mario Lanza, from the age 15 when he regularly appeared at Stratford Theatre singing operatic arias for the fee of a cup of tea and a biscuit!
Terry gave up singing to raise his family but was persuaded by one of his granddaughters to enter X Factor in 2011. Terry made it through the audition process with glowing praise from the judges before receiving a call from Bill Kenwright offering him a role in Dreamboats and Petticoats.
Dreamboats and Petticoats, written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, premiered in February 2009 at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. Having sold out its return there in November 2009, the national tour extended throughout 2011 and now continues in 2012.
Featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era, plus a good, old-fashioned love story, Dreamboats and Petticoats is an evening of pure, hedonistic affection for a more innocent era, when love was young and so was rock ‘n’ roll.
Musical lovers are in for a treat at The Grand throughout 2012 with Titanic The Musical in April, an action packed musical adventure, Swallows and Amazons in May and Tony Award winner, 42nd Street in July – plus many more to be announced in the new year!
Dreamboats and Petticoats returns to The Grand Theatre on Monday 23rd January to Saturday 28th January 2012.
Book before 7th January to take advantage of our Early Bird Offer with tickets from just £18.00!
To book for any show you can call the Box Office on 01253 743339 or click on http://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/, or visit us at the Grand Theatre information sales point in the Houndshill Shopping Centre.