Posted by Becky
To many the 1950’s and 1960’s are a golden era of rock ‘n ‘roll music and the shows that include this music are the perfect time machine into the past. From tribute shows to Roy Orbison, Elvis and Buddy Holly to top selling musicals there are plenty of rock ‘n’ roll theatre breaks to choose from.
Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran the writers of the hugely popular musical Dreamboats and Petticoats have again put pen to paper to create a new musical based on the songs of writing team Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. With Pomus writing the lyrics and Shuman the melody the two created a huge number of hits from the Drifters Save the Last Dance for Me to over 20 songs written for Elvis including Suspicion and Viva Las Vegas. These songs have been adapted into a stage musical Save the Last Dance for Me which has embarked on a UK tour starting in Sheffield and visiting twenty cities during its run, including Edinburgh, Bristol, Blackpool, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.
If you love rock ‘n’ roll then a short break to see this new Bill Kenwright production is a must. Bill Kenwright has been responsible for some of the biggest musical tours of the UK including Chicago, Blood Brothers, Caberet and more.
Dreamboats & Petticoats is currently also on tour across the UK or if you are planning a London break you can see it at the Playhouse Theatre on Northumberland Avenue.
Will you be going to see the new show? Have you seen Dreamboats and Petticoats? Which era of music would you enjoy live on stage?