1960s music legend Mark Wynter is starring in the new UK tour of Dreamboats and Petticoats which is visiting the Theatre Royal in Nottingham next week.
Mark is returning to his musical roots by joining the cast of Britain’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical and is also getting the chance to revisit the magical time in the early 60s when he made his professional debut.
In the show, Mark is playing the father of a wannabe pop star.
However, every night, for the finale, he will become Mark Wynter, and for the first time in five decades sings his hits including the legendary ‘Venus in Blue Jeans’, Goffin and King’s ‘Go Away Little Girl’ and his 1963 revival of The Dreamweaver’s ‘It’s Almost Tomorrow’.
Dreamboats and Petticoats is set in 1961, when 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.
This whirl round the jukebox of one of the most dynamic musical decades premiered in Bromley in 2009 and has been watched by more than two million people across the UK
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 Petticoat’s sequel, Save the Last Dance For Me - is produced by Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music.
It features the classic tracks 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 and Let’s Twist Again.
The production comes to the Theatre Royal from 25th until 30th November. For tickets call 0115 989 5555.