Review: Dreamboats and Petticoats Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

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Rock and roll fever sent the audience dancing in the aisles as West End 1960s-themed musical Dreamboats and Petticoats came to Chesterfield.

The mix of hit songs from the era was given added authenticity by the presence of singer Mark Wynter - appearing as leading character Bobby’s dad and the leader of the church youth group whose youngsters are entering a songwriting contest.

There was red lipstick and rolling petticoats a plenty, plus a plot featuring teenage romance, heartbreak and laughs.

The musical opened in London in 2009 and is set to classics from Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and many others.

With a band on stage, all the songs are played and sung live - alongside the colourful dancing.

The show is at the Winding Wheel until Saturday in a national tour.

Crooner Mark was still able to send hearts of a certain age a flutter at the end when he performed three of his hits - It’s Almost Tomorrow, Venus in Blue Jeans and Go Away Little Girl - and sat down on the front of the stage to sing.

One lucky lady even had a hug.

A real barnstormer of a show.