Musical Dreamboats heads for the Congress

Dreamboats and Miniskirts which opens at The Congress Theatre in Eastbourne on August 26 - picture Darrenn Bell Photography SUS-140821-141730001
Dreamboats and Miniskirts which opens at The Congress Theatre in Eastbourne on August 26 - picture Darrenn Bell Photography SUS-140821-141730001

Dreamboats and Miniskirts, sequel to the smash-hit juggernaut Dreamboats and Petticoats, will bop into the Congress Theatre Eastbourne from today (Tuesday) to Auhgust 30 - seeing the original characters return as they enter an exciting new period in pop-history, the 1960’s.

Again written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesmen and Shine On Harvey Moon, this sequel is also produced by Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music.

It’s 1963, and the world is changing.

Bobby and Laura’s hit single ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’ has not taken off.

Norman and Sue have settled down to non-marital bliss – and a baby.

But Ray and Donna seem blissfully happy…

The advent of The Beatles and the Merseyside sound is inspirational. But will it inspire Bobby and Laura to have one more shot at stardom; Norman to “get off the drains” and find that singing voice he has longed for; and Ray to finally realise his ambition and manage a really top pop act!?

All will be revealed in a follow up with the same wit, charm, and great songs as Dreamboats and Petticoats.

Inspired by the seven smash hit, multi-million selling, albums of Dreamboats And Petticoats, Dreamboats and Miniskirts features some of the greatest hit songs from the next era, the swinging sixties.

Loaded with historical touches from £5 wages, candyfloss and new cars – with heaters!, to literary references and an authentic sounding live band providing lively versions of Da Do Ron Ron and At the Hop to name a ‘feel good’ few.