As promised – here is my review of hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats on tour on King’s Lynn (as published in The Lynn News). It was a fantastic show and I highly recommend you check it out if you get the opportunity.
With the whole audience up on their feet and dancing by the end of the show, hit West End musical, Dreamboats and Petticoats was nothing short of an outstanding success. Whether you were six years old or 60, it was impossible to ignore the energy of the performance and not be caught up in the lively show. Featuring all those classic songs we know and love from years gone by, the musical numbers had feet tapping from the very beginning to the tune of nostalgic rock’n’roll. It’s clear why the show, and the music, has been such a success because you can’t help but want to dance and sing along, but it was the sweet story that really swept us back to a time of bobby socks and huge petticoats.
The story was a timeless one of first love and one we can all identify with, in 1960 or 2014, and was perfectly matched with the soundtrack that featured classics like Great Pretender, Let’s Twist Again and Bobby’s Girl. What most impressed me was the talented cast who switched between playing various instruments, dancing and singing – sometimes doing all three at the same time! This was the best musical I have seen yet at the Corn Exchange and I cannot wait to see Fame in October.