REVIEW: Dreamboats and Miniskirts @ The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Dreamboats and Miniskirts UK Tour - credit Darren Bell (3)If you want a night of pure escapism and and trip down memory lane you won’t do much better than this superb Bill Kenwright and Keith Strachan production.

With a strong cast and a steady supply of classic tunes from the early sixties  this show is an absolute blast .

Following on from Dreamboats and Petticoats, the story carries on where it left off, tracing the fortunes of Bobby (Alex Beaumont) and Laura (Elizabeth Carter) as they embrace the sixties revolution inspired by the rise of Merseybeat heading south.

The male and female leads put in some fine performances, bringing those timeless classics to life and Louise Olley and Anna Kampkin  are equally strong.

But it is Alastair Hill as Norman who impresses most, with his first song of the evening, Handyman, providing the show-stopper.

This is enormous fun for an audience providing a great night out for someone of any age. It’s like going to the cheesy school disco and soaking up the wonderful atmosphere without having to dance. We’ve all been there.

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