Dreamboats and Petticoats at The Grand Theatre Blackpool
September 23, 2013 at 10:43 am
From Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th of September The Grand Theatre in Blackpool’s town centre hosts Dreamboats and Petticoats. The first production of Dreamboats and Petticoats was in Bromley, England in 2009, followed by a UK tour. The production was well received, featuring smash hit songs from the fifties and early sixties, with a delightful love story. This musical dotage portrays a bygone era of innocence against a plot about a group of youths who enter a national song-writing competition. Music from a Select Moment in Time Along the way the audience is treated to a substantial repertoire of long-forgotten songs. The selection of music is particularly skilful, with all tunes being sing-along numbers that indicate the short period of time between 1957 and 1963 was an incredible time for pop music. Those who lived as teenagers during this time will find Dreamboats and Petticoats incredibly enjoyable, and memory-jogging! Dreamboats and Petticoats has been a hugely successful touring musical since 2009. Perhaps this is a sign that in this age where audiences are bombarded with information, musical tastes, and more variety in film and television than ever before in history, this pocket-niche selection of culture marks a turning point people still remember. There was a huge change in values and attitudes in the 1970’s, and for a musical to mark the era before this so accurately, shows the audience how much things have changed. The plot is very similar to ‘Happy Days’ in the sense it is about a group of sixteen year old boys and girls becoming famous by writing a great song. The final number, Dreamboats and Petticoats, sung by the competition round finalists, Bobby and Laura, isn’t just representative of a win based on talented song-writing. Bobby and Laura demonstrate good morals, patience, restraint, and loyalty within friendships, and it is more this aspect of the plot that makes them the true winners, than the skill with which they joint-composed the musical’s title track. For this reason, Dreamboats and Petticoats is a feel-good musical, suitable for all the family. If you’d like a night out where you return singing, laughing, and remembering how good people can be to one another, this is a great musical to see! If you are visiting Blackpool to see Dreamboats and Petticoats at The Grand Theatre, why not stay with us at the Carn Brae Hotel Blackpool? We are most conveniently located near all Blackpool attractions. Chat to our friendly team for your accommodation today on 01253 345 938.