Hits from 60s in this new musical

Megan Jones and Jason Denton,
Megan Jones and Jason Denton,

THE team behind musical Dreamboats And Petticoats bring their latest offering to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from April 16-21.

From the writers, producers, creators and director of the huge success that is Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save the Last Dance for Me will take you back through the ‘music and magic’ of the early 60s, a time when each passing week brought another rock ‘n’ roll classic.

Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (Goodnight Sweetheart, The New Statesman, Birds of a Feather, Shine on Harvey Moon), featuring the unmistakable music of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, and with authentic recreation of the sound of rock ‘n’ roll, this nostalgic, feel-good journey will transport you back to music’s golden era as we follow two teenage sisters through the summer of ‘63.

For the first time without their parents, the sisters embark on a holiday to the seaside. Full of freedom and high spirits they meet a handsome young American who invites them to a dance at the local U.S. Air force base.

But young love and holiday romance is never as simple as it sounds, and the sisters soon realise that, while the world around them is still watching itself in black and white, life and love can be much more colourful.

Classic songs that are featured include A Teenager in Love, Sweets for my Sweet, Turn Me Loose, Here I Go Again, Viva Las Vegas, Little Sister, His Latest Flame, Suspicion, Can’t Get Used to Losing You, Save the Last Dance For Me and many more.

The UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me will visit the Theatre Royal Nottingham from April 16-21.

Tickets are £12.50-£33 (plus concessions). Call the box office on 0115 9895555.