Dreamboats & Petticoats
Reviewed by Reeny Kellmask
DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS brings the rock and roll era to Milton Keynes Theatre.
From start to finish lively and energetic, you’ll be entertained by the sounds of the early sixties where girls wore flouncy colourful dresses and candy floss hair and boys wore well polished winkle-picker shoes, drain pipe trousers suites with manicured slick back hair.
Set in the early sixties a grandfather Bobby played by Jimmy Johnson shares his youth with his granddaughter through songs like ‘Shake it all over’ , ‘To know him’, ‘I want to be Bobby’s Girl’ and many more.
Elizabeth Carter, who played Laura and Alistair Higgins who played the younger Bobby were exceptional, their stage presence and vocals were amazing. Sheridan Lloyd who played Andy has an exceptional tone to his voice. The whole cast sang well and the choreography jelled together as was the perfect timing.
Simple and effective sets accompanied this teenage love story, quirky, a little saucy in parts but fun and fast moving with brilliant foot tapping songs from the sixties.
This musical was thoroughly enjoyable, and surprisingly an emotional trip down memory lane of a fun era gone by.
It was a great atmosphere in which the audience participation filled the theatre with heart rendering singing and dancing in the isles.
Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th July 7:30pm
Wed and Sat mat at 2.30pm
Box office 0774 871 7652