Dreamboats and Miniskirts

Jukebox musicals are my guilty pleasure, so I popped up to Milton Keynes to see a production of Dreamboats and Miniskirts, the sequel to Dreamboats and Petticoats. While not living up to the appeal of the original, it is a likeable show packed with catchy tunes including “I Only Want to be With You”, “Venus in Blue Jeans”, “Twist and Shout”, “Be My Baby” and “Oh Pretty Woman”.

Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, this 1963-set musical has a light plot – mainly focusing on the relationship between stars of Petticoats, Bobby (Alex Beaumont) and Laura (Elizabeth Carter) – but the singing is good and the dance routines entertaining.

The show will appeal most to those who can remember the hits from the first time around, but it’s appealing enough to be enjoyed by all ages.

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