REVIEW: Dreamboats And Miniskirts at The Kings Theatre, Southsea

Marley Blandford winning best solo act at the last awards night. 
Picture Ian Hargreaves.(160041-11)

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Time-travel back to 1963 as Dreamboats and Miniskirts comes to town in a blaze of youthful vigour and infectious rhythm.

This toe-tapping offering from Bill Kenwright and Keith Strachan will have you grinning like an idiot as wave after wave of smash hits from the ’60s propel you nostalgically back in time to a bygone era of sharp suits, skinny ties, short skirts and go-go boots.

The plot is incidental, it’s the music that counts. Youthful love affairs and pop-star aspirations serve as the vehicle to deliver more than 40 iconic songs - all played live by the terrifically talented 16-strong cast. Oh to be young again!

Their energy and commitment is stunning, the music flawless, the choreography slick and the production colourful and compelling – topping-up the feel-good factor with every exhilarating rendition of songs like Twist and Shout, Pretty Woman, I Get Around and Groovy Kind of Love.

Roll back the years and enjoy a night of musical memories - until Saturday 8.