Musical (2009)


Musique: *** Divers
Paroles: *** Divers
Livret: Laurence Marks • Maurice Gran
Production à la création:

Featuring songs from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, Chuck Berry and many more. In 1961 emotions run high as talented young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win the hearts of their adoring female fans - and more importantly, the gorgeous Laura. But when Laura shows that she’s no slouch with the guitar, rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons...

Synopsis complet

1 Dreamboats and Petticoats peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de rock 'n' roll era around years 1957 to 1963


After spending several weeks at the number one spot in the UK Compilation Charts and with over two million copies sold of the first album, the unexpected success of Dreamboats and Petticoats CD series made producers of the series to consider a stage musical adaptation. Brian Berg, the managing director of Universal Music TV (UMTV) and director of Universal Music UK, reportedly saw a niche in the market for older audiences who preferred the music of their teenage years in comparison to the seemingly inaccessible youth-driven playlists on current radio stations. Berg saw the adaptation of a stage musical as a move that "would enhance the brand" and therefore got in touch with Bill Kenwright, producer Laurie Mansfield and writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran to pen the book of the show. He had "the basic idea of youth clubs and nostalgia and a songwriting competition" as the basis of the show because he was a teenager in the sixties who attended a local youth club in Finsbury Park, north London. He added, "As kids growing up in the Sixties we all played in bands, I was a drummer in The Sound Barrier, the greatest unsigned band of the Sixties."

Dreamboats and Petticoats was first performed in London at the Savoy Theatre on 22 July 2009. The run terminated on 31 October 2009 to make way for Legally Blonde.
After a three-month hiatus, the musical found a new location at the Playhouse Theatre on 6 January 2010. It close on 4 August 2012.


Act I
01.Overture - Band (The Conquests)
02.Let's Dance - Bobby
03.The Wanderer - Norman
04.Jezebel - Donna
05.To Know Him Is to Love Him - Laura
06.Good Timin' - Norman
07.You Won't Catch Me Crying - Bobby
08.Dream Baby Dream - Laura
09.You Won't Catch Me Crying (reprise) - Laura
10.Wonderful Land - Band (The Conquests)
11.Shakin' All Over - Sue & Norman
12.In Dreams - Bobby
13.In Dreams (reprise) - Bobby
14.Bobby's Girl - Ray & Donna
15.Palisades Park - The Company
16.Little Town Flirt - Phil & Ray
17.Sweet Nothin's - Sue & Donna
18.Runaway / Who's Sorry Now? - Bobby & Laura
19.Poetry in Motion - Ray
20.It's Only Make Believe Laura
21.Do You Wanna Dance? The Company

Act II
01.Entr'acte - Band (The Conquests)
02.Dream Lover - Older Bobby & Bobby
03.Great Pretender - Norman
04.Only the Lonely - Bobby
05.Donna - Ray
06.Teenager in Love - Laura
07.Runaround Sue - Bobby, Ray & Band (The Conquests)
08.Shop Around - Phil
09.Dreamboats and Petticoats (short) - Bobby
10.Only Sixteen - Bobby
11.Da Do Ron Ron - Donna, Sue, & The Company
12.Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen - The Company
13.Wonderful World - Laura & Bobby
14.Quarter to Three - Ray
15.You Don't Know - Sue
16.Let It Be Me - Bobby & Laura
17.Where the Angels Go - The Carnegie Sisters
18.Dreamboats and Petticoats - Bobby & Laura
19.Let's Twist Again - Norman
20.C'mon Everybody - Ray
21.At the Hop - The Company

Aucun dossier informatif complémentaire concernant Dreamboats and Petticoats


Version 1

Dreamboats and Petticoats (2009-07-Savoy Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Savoy Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 22 juillet 2009
Première : lundi 27 juillet 2009
Dernière : samedi 31 octobre 2009
Mise en scène : Bob Tomson
Chorégraphie : Carole Todd
Producteur :
Avec : Scott Bruton, Ben Freeman, Jennifer Biddall, David Cardy, Daisey Wood-Davis, A.J. Dean
Commentaires : The run terminated on 31 October 2009 to make way for Legally Blonde.
This show was inspired by the unexpectedly huge sales of a CD issued by Universal Music, aimed at the nostalgia market. The first “Dreamboats and Petticoats” CD sold over two million copies and led to the creation of a stage show which began a five month UK tour in Bromley in February 2009. The success of the tour led to its West End debut, as a seven-week filler. After a three month gap, the show was re-created at the Playhouse Theatre in January 2010 and is still running at the start of 2012. At the same time a second UK tour played throughout 2010, much of 2011 and is planned to run through 2012.
Presse : LYN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, " Inoffensive and as squeaky clean as a toothpaste advert, this musical trip down memory lane was inspired by a compilation album of early 1960s hits...Dreamboats and Petticoats is not bad, although it tails off lamely in the second half, but it is not very good either."
FIONA MOUNTFORD for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "peppy production ."
CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I confess I loved every moment of this show, hackneyed though the script by TV sitcom writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran often is. Bob Tomson’s lively production has great heart, following a group of teenagers at a youth club as they bicker, feud, fall in and out of love and try – and fail – to become pop stars."
VALERIE POTTER for THE LONDON LITE says, "Boasts toe-tapping tunes aplenty, yet ultimately buckles under their weight."
SAM MARLOWE for THE TIMES says, "Although Bob Tomson’s direction is mercifully brisk and the company is well-drilled, there’s a laziness to the concept and a cheapness to its execution that no amount of energetic gyration and forced, cheesy cheeriness can disguise."

Version 2

Dreamboats and Petticoats (2009-09-UK Tour 2009-2010)

Type de série: UK Tour
Théâtre: UK Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 11 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 19 février 2009
Première : jeudi 19 février 2009
Dernière : samedi 06 février 2010
Mise en scène : Bob Tomson
Chorégraphie : Carole Todd
Producteur :
Commentaires : Dates du tour
Commentaires longs: 1 Février 10 au 6 Février 10 : Maiflower Theatre, Southampton
19 Janvier 10 au 30 Janvier 10 : Churchill Theatre, Bromley
1 Décembre 09 au 5 Décembre 09 : Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
23 Novembre 09 au 28 Novembre 09 : Hull New Theatre, Hull
16 Novembre 09 au 21 Novembre 09 : Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes
9 Novembre 09 au 14 Novembre 09 : Churchill Theatre, Bromley
2 Novembre 09 au 7 Novembre 09 : The Auditorium, Grimsby
26 Octobre 09 au 31 Octobre 09 : Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool
12 Octobre 09 au 17 Octobre 09 : Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
5 Octobre 09 au 10 Octobre 09 : Theatre Royal, Nottingham
28 Septembre 09 au 3 Octobre 09 : Grand Opera House, Belfast
21 Septembre 09 au 25 Septembre 09 : Civic Theatre, Darlington
14 Septembre 09 au 19 Septembre 09 : Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
14 Juillet 09 au 18 Juillet 09 : Empire Theatre, Sunderland
29 Juin 09 au 4 Juillet 09 : Richmond Theatre, Outer London
22 Juin 09 au 27 Juin 09 : Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool
8 Juin 09 au 13 Juin 09 : Malvern Theatres, Malvern
25 Mai 09 au 30 Mai 09 : Maiflower Theatre, Southampton
18 Mai 09 au 23 Mai 09 : Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
5 Mai 09 au 9 Mai 09 : New Theatre, Cardiff
27 Avril 09 au 2 Mai 09 : Hippodrome, Bristol
20 Avril 09 au 25 Avril 09 : Opera House, Manchester
13 Avril 09 au 18 Avril 09 : Royal & Derngate, Northampton
6 Avril 09 au 11 Avril 09 : Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool
30 Mars 09 au 4 Avril 09 : New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
16 Mars 09 au 21 Mars 09 : New Victoria Theatre, Woking
9 Mars 09 au 14 Mars 09 : Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
2 Mars 09 au 7 Mars 09 : King's Theatre, Glasgow
19 Février 09 au 28 Février 09 : Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Version 3

Dreamboats and Petticoats (2010-01-Playhouse Theatre-London)

Type de série: Reprise
Théâtre: Playhouse Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 ans 6 mois 4 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 07 janvier 2010
Première : jeudi 07 janvier 2010
Dernière : samedi 04 août 2012
Mise en scène : Bob Tomson
Chorégraphie : Carole Todd
Producteur :
Commentaires : This show was inspired by the unexpectedly huge sales of a CD issued by Universal Music, aimed at the nostalgia market. The first “Dreamboats and Petticoats” CD sold over two million copies and led to the creation of a stage show which began a five month UK tour in Bromley in February 2009. The success of the tour led to its West End debut, as a seven-week filler. After a three month gap, the show was re-created at the Playhouse Theatre in January 2010 and is still running at the start of 2012. At the same time a second UK tour played throughout 2010, much of 2011 and is planned to run through 2012.
Presse : LYN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, " Inoffensive and as squeaky clean as a toothpaste advert, this musical trip down memory lane was inspired by a compilation album of early 1960s hits...Dreamboats and Petticoats is not bad, although it tails off lamely in the second half, but it is not very good either."
FIONA MOUNTFORD for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "peppy production ."
CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I confess I loved every moment of this show, hackneyed though the script by TV sitcom writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran often is. Bob Tomson’s lively production has great heart, following a group of teenagers at a youth club as they bicker, feud, fall in and out of love and try – and fail – to become pop stars."
VALERIE POTTER for THE LONDON LITE says, "Boasts toe-tapping tunes aplenty, yet ultimately buckles under their weight."
SAM MARLOWE for THE TIMES says, "Although Bob Tomson’s direction is mercifully brisk and the company is well-drilled, there’s a laziness to the concept and a cheapness to its execution that no amount of energetic gyration and forced, cheesy cheeriness can disguise."

Version 4

Dreamboats and Petticoats (2010-02-UK Tour 2010-2011)

Type de série: UK Tour
Théâtre: UK Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 an 6 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : lundi 22 février 2010
Première : lundi 22 février 2010
Dernière : samedi 27 août 2011
Mise en scène : Bob Tomson
Chorégraphie : Carole Todd
Producteur :
Commentaires : Dates du tour
Commentaires longs: 15 Août 11 to 27 Août 11: Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
4 Juillet 11 to 9 Juillet 11: Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
27 Juin 11 to 2 Juillet 11: Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham
7 Juin 11 to 25 Juin 11: Theatre Royal, Windsor
29 Novembre 10 to 4 Dec 10: The Auditorium, Grimsby
22 Novembre 10 to 27 Novembre 10: Royal & Derngate, Northampton
15 Novembre 10 to 20 Novembre 10: Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
8 Novembre 10 to 13 Novembre 10: Grand Opera House, York
25 Octobre 10 to 30 Octobre 10: Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
18 Octobre 10 to 23 Octobre 10: Princess Theatre, Torquay
11 Octobre 10 to 16 Octobre 10: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
4 Octobre 10 to 9 Octobre 10: Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
20 Septembre 10 to 25 Septembre 10: Hull New Theatre, Hull
13 Septembre 10 to 18 Septembre 10: Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl
6 Septembre 10 to 11 Septembre 10: Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
24 Août 10 to 4 Septembre 10: Grand Opera House, Belfast
3 Août 10 to 14 Août 10: Theatre Royal, Windsor
21 Juin 10 to 26 Juin 10: Theatre Royal, Bath
14 Juin 10 to 19 Juin 10: Palace Theatre, Manchester
7 Juin 10 to 12 Juin 10: Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
31 Mai 10 to 5 Juin 10: Theatre Royal, Plymouth
24 Mai 10 to 29 Mai 10: Fairfield Hall, Outer London
17 Mai 10 to 22 Mai 10: Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham
10 Mai 10 to 15 Mai 10: His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
3 Mai 10 to 8 Mai 10: Empire Theatre, Sunderland
19 Avril 10 to 24 Avril 10: Malvern Theatres, Malvern
12 Avril 10 to 17 Avril 10: Hippodrome, Bristol
5 Avril 10 to 10 Avril 10: Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool
24 Mars 10 to 27 Mars 10: Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
8 Mars 10 to 13 Mars 10: Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool
1 Mars 10 to 6 Mars 10: New Victoria Theatre, Woking
22 Février 10 to 27 Février 10: Opera House, Manchester

Version 5

Dreamboats and Petticoats (2012-01-UK Tour 2012)

Type de série: UK Tour
Théâtre: UK Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 10 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 10 janvier 2012
Première : mardi 10 janvier 2012
Dernière : samedi 24 novembre 2012
Mise en scène : Bob Tomson
Chorégraphie : Carole Todd
Producteur :
Commentaires : Dates du tour
Commentaires longs: 20 Novembre 12 au 24 Novembre 12: New Theatre, Cardiff
12 Novembre 12 au 17 Novembre 12: Churchill Theatre, Bromley
22 Octobre 12 au 27 Octobre 12: Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
15 Octobre 12 au 20 Octobre 12: Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl
8 Octobre 12 au 13 Octobre 12: Theatre Royal, Windsor
1 Octobre 12 au 6 Octobre 12: Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
24 Septembre 12 au 29 Septembre 12: Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne
28 Août 12 au 1 Septembre 12: Southport Theatre, Southport
23 Juillet 12 au 28 Juillet 12: New Victoria Theatre, Woking
16 Juillet 12 au 21 Juillet 12: Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
9 Juillet 12 au 14 Juillet 12: New Theatre (formerly known as Apollo Theatre), Oxford
25 Juin 12 au 30 Juin 12: Grand Opera House, York
10 Avril 12 au 14 Avril 12: Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
19 Mars 12 au 24 Mars 12: Princess Theatre, Torquay
12 Mars 12 au 17 Mars 12: Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
5 Mars 12 au 10 Mars 12: Theatre Royal, Brighton
13 Février 12 au 18 Février 12: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
30 Janvier 12 au 4 Février 12: Hippodrome, Bristol
23 Janvier 12 au 28 Janvier 12: Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool
16 Janvier 12 au 21 Janvier 12: Empire Theatre, Sunderland
10 Janvier 12 au 14 Janvier 12: G-Live, Guildford

Version 6

Dreamboats and Petticoats (2012-10-Wyndhams Theatre-London)

Type de série: Reprise
Théâtre: Wyndham s Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 16 octobre 2012
Première : mardi 16 octobre 2012
Dernière : samedi 19 janvier 2013
Mise en scène : Bob Tomson
Chorégraphie : Carole Todd
Producteur :
Commentaires : This show was inspired by the unexpectedly huge sales of a CD issued by Universal Music, aimed at the nostalgia market. The first “Dreamboats and Petticoats” CD sold over two million copies and led to the creation of a stage show which began a five month UK tour in Bromley in February 2009. The success of the tour led to its West End debut, as a seven-week filler. After a three month gap, the show was re-created at the Playhouse Theatre in January 2010 and is still running at the start of 2012. At the same time a second UK tour played throughout 2010, much of 2011 and is planned to run through 2012.
Presse : LYN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, " Inoffensive and as squeaky clean as a toothpaste advert, this musical trip down memory lane was inspired by a compilation album of early 1960s hits...Dreamboats and Petticoats is not bad, although it tails off lamely in the second half, but it is not very good either."
FIONA MOUNTFORD for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "peppy production ."
CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I confess I loved every moment of this show, hackneyed though the script by TV sitcom writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran often is. Bob Tomson’s lively production has great heart, following a group of teenagers at a youth club as they bicker, feud, fall in and out of love and try – and fail – to become pop stars."
VALERIE POTTER for THE LONDON LITE says, "Boasts toe-tapping tunes aplenty, yet ultimately buckles under their weight."
SAM MARLOWE for THE TIMES says, "Although Bob Tomson’s direction is mercifully brisk and the company is well-drilled, there’s a laziness to the concept and a cheapness to its execution that no amount of energetic gyration and forced, cheesy cheeriness can disguise."

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