From Fun Home to Waitress, from Next to Normal to Finding Neverland - it's always fun collating the various rumours flying around theatreland. After a very busy...
Des O'connor to join the cast of Dreamboats and Petticoats
Entertainer Des O’Connor joins the cast of Bill Kenwright's production of Dreamboats & Petticoats, from 3 Oct 2011 to 7 Jan 2012.
Des will make his musical Theatre debut playing the roles of ‘Older Bobby’ and ‘Phil - Bobby’s Dad’.
Star of stage, screen and music, Des was awarded the CBE in 2008 for his services to Entertainment and Broadcasting and is widely regarded as one of the the UK’s best loved and most respected stars. Since his first TV appearance in 1963 he has starred in his own shows for over 45 years.
Dreamboats & Petticoats, had a 4 month run at the Savoy theatre from 22 July to 31 Oct 2009, then returned to the West End on 6 Jan 2010, opening at the Playhouse Theatre, where it is currently taking booking to 24 Nov 2012.
The show features songs from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, Chuck Berry and many more.
It is written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, inspired by the album, Dreamboats and Petticoats. Directed by Bob Tomson with choreography by Carole Todd
In 1961 emotions run high as talented young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win the hearts of their adoring female fans - and more importantly, the gorgeous Laura. But when Laura shows that she’s no slouch with the guitar, rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons...