Savoy Theatre
Strand WC2R 0ET
Dreamboats and Petticoats
Savoy theatre 3D location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008
Savoy theatre photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2008
Show Details
Preview 22nd Jul 09
Opens 27th Jul 09
Booking to 12th Sept 09
Show Times
Monday - Friday 7.30 pm
Saturday 8.00 pm
Matineé Thursday 3.00 pm
Matineé Saturday 4.00 pm

Local Info
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Simpsons-in-the-Strand (British)
100 Strand
020 7836 9112
Live Bait (Fish & seafood)
21 Wellington Street
020 7836 7161
Jo Allen Restaurant  (British)
13 Exeter Street
020 7836 0651
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A note from the author

We put this AVMovie together (a compilation of still photos and video clips) to show off London theatres as they are seen most often by theatre goers – by night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and  informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

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Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran wrote an original story to house the songs of the compilation albums that hit in 2007 of teen pop rock from back in the day. That is the day when a hit was a hit and everybody had a copy to play over and over and at all the home dancing parties that proliferated at the time. The songs are a great collection brought well and truly to life in this rock and roll British musical.

The producers Bill Kenwright  Laurie Mansfield and Brian Berg have put together a fantastic piece of entertainment.  Of course the nostalgic familiarity of the 44 songs they chose (out of many thousands) sing for their own supper.  They are a great collection as the success of the album shows.  Nonetheless it is a brainer to make a good show out of a collection of pop songs. Ken's, Laurie's Laurence's, Maurice's and Brian's brains did good. (that sounds like a good twitter :-)

The feel of the songs dicatated the story - they all have a lift to them and most are pretty well sing-along or dance along. The show deserves the success it is getting because it's clear that the cast and team altogether enjoy themselves and spread the enjoyment beautifully.

This show rocks. The obvious talent and commitment from each and every performer is an absolute joy. The show grips the audience totally from the moment it starts to the moment it ends. The scenes/ stage arrangements and characters are exciting, and varied. Timings, quality of voices, and the music are impeccable.
Bill H - (audience)

The show takes on the REAL spirit of rock and roll - the exuberance, the glow and sheer elevation that the 'real stuff' inevitably lifts you to - even when the words are about -say - unrequited love. . The albums and the show are innocent from the anguish implanted into the genre rock and roll with deaf metal (ok that's how i spell it ok?) and other creeping screeching syndromes posing as rock on a hangover....

...But enough of that I just wanted to reassure you that you can take anyone along without being put off by the slur of black woe that path musos drop on the WOW of real rock and roll. (I heard someone apologizing for liking rock and roll the other day)

This show is not going to last long at the Savoy - (I just bet they are looking for a bigger theatre) - so if you want to see it at the original more intimate venue get some tickets now and make an event of it. This is something very British and an original.

The eternal triangle without a nuance of malice - quite an achievement.  It is most riveting how well the songs which were written 50 years or so ago, fit with the story - written around them.


Scott Bruton - Bobby
Ben Freeman - Norman
Daisy Wood-Davis - Laura
AJ Dean - Ray
Jennifer Biddall - Sue
Emma Hatton -  Donna 
• David Cardy - Bobby (Older)
Patrick Burbridge - Derek
Sophie Byrne - Daisy & Brenda
Deborah Hewitt - Helen
Robin Johnson - Barry
• Michael Kantola - Colin
• Michael Lloyd - Frank/Driver & Southend Slugger & Father Nugent
Sam Palladio - Richard
Wendy Paver - Babs
Andrew Venning - Jeremy
Stuart Ward - Eric
Adam Welsh - Andy

Writers - Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran • Director  - Bob Tomson • Musical Supervisor • Keith Strachan • Choreographer - Carole Todd • Designer - Sean Cavanagh • Lighting - Mark Howett • Sound - Ben Harrison • Costume -  Bridgid Guy  •  Producers -  * Bill Kenwright - Laurie Mansfield  - Brian Berg

© 2009 Updated 23rd Aug 2009