60’s MUSICAL ICON MARK WYNTER TO TAKE STAR ROLE IN THE UK’S FAVOURITE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MUSICAL…
Following the sell-out success of Save the Last Dance for Me, Dreamboats and Petticoats the musical, features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era! This whirl round the jukebox of one of the most dynamic musical decades stars musical legend Mark Wynter, performing on tour for the first time in 50 years! Grab a seat in the 60’s at Newcastle Theatre Royal, 7 – 12 October.
Since premiering in 2009 and having played to more than two million people across the UK, Dreamboats and Petticoats, inspired by Universal’s multi-million selling album series, features some of the greatest songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era - when each passing week brought another classic track.
Set in 1961, emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition, and, more importantly, the attentions of the gorgeous Sue. But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love, and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckon.
At the request of his fan and friend, producer Bill Kenwright, Mark Wynter will join the cast and perform on tour for the first time in 50 years!
Mark Wynter made his professional debut in the early 60’s when he was hardly out of the charts from 1960 until 1963, during which time he had nine singles chart hits and spent an extraordinary 80 weeks in the hit parade.
In the mid 60’s pop star Mark made his debut in the musical Phil the Fluter. He never returned to pop music, but went on to have real success in musicals such as Charlie Girl, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, South Pacific, Barnum, and many more. His film credits include Just for Fun, The Haunted House of Horrors and Red.
Mark will be playing the father of a wannabe pop star, however, every night for the finale of the show he will become Mark Wynter, and for the first time in five decades sing his hits including the legendary Venus in Blue Jeans, Go Away Little Girl and It’s Almost Tomorrow.
The show features classic tracks such as 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, Let’s Twist Again, and many more from music’s golden era.
Dreamboats and Petticoats is written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesman, Shine on Harvey Moon and of course, Dreamboats and Petticoats’ sequel, Save the Last Dance For Me, which delighted audiences at the Theatre Royal earlier this year.
Dreamboats and Petticoats appears at Newcastle Theatre Royal from 7 - 12 October 2013 (Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm). Tickets are available from £15.00, booking fees will apply. Tickets can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 or select your own seat and book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk