After three years of jiving in the West End, Dreamboats and Petticoats will end its run at the Playhouse Theatre on Saturday, 4 August.
The popular jukebox musical features classic hits from the 50’s and 60’s and an a original storyline about teenage love in that era. It originally opened on in July 2009 at the nearby Savoy Theatre, running through October of that year before reopening at the Playhouse in January 2010. Past cast members have included Tony Christie, James Ellis, and Des O’Connor.
The UK tour of Dreamboats and Petticoats will continue through November 2012, with stops including Doncaster, Newcastle, Ipswich, and Cardiff. The touring cast includes X Factor star Terry Winstanley.
Despite mixed reviews from critics, this simple story of boy meets girl has found its own legion of fans, including those who love seeing the hits from the golden age of rock and roll live on stage.
No replacement production at the Playhouse Theatre has yet been announced.