60s star says let’s twist again

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GATHER round the jukebox and get ready to swing, because Dreamboats and Petticoats is back in town.

It’s 1961 and young musicians Norman and Bobby are in search of their big break — and more importantly, the affections of the gorgeous Sue.

The duo enter a national songwriting contest, discovering fame, fortune and love in unexpected places along the way.

The hit rock ‘n’ roll musical packs even more of a vintage punch this time around, with 60s music legend Mark Wynter taking to the stage for the first time on tour in 50 years. Mark is no stranger to the spotlight, with nine single chart hits and 80 weeks in the hit parade between 1960 and 1963 to boast about — not to mention theatre and film credits, leading him into a career as an actor.

It’s perhaps fitting, then, that Dreamboats and Petticoats allows the star to do both; airing out some classic tunes and showing off his acting prowess at once — as well as a finale performance which features Venus in Blue Jeans, Go Away Little Girl and his own ‘63 revival of The Dreamweaver’s It’s Almost Tomorrow.

There are plenty of other songs to sing along to, from Let’s Dance and Shaking All Over to Bobby’s Girl, Runaround Sue and Let’s Twist Again — so get ready to bop with the best of them (circle skirts strictly optional, but all the more fun).

Dreamboats and Petticoats runs until Sat at the King’s Theatre. 7.30pm shows, with a 2.30pm Sat mat. Tickets £10-£29.50 from 0844 871 7648 or www.atgtickets.com/glasgow.