HE was a pop star in the Sixties, and now Mark Wynter is re- living the dream in this hit musical about teenage love and ambition.
Now 70, he plays the father of young Bobby who is a budding singer and song writer, but he gets plenty of opportunities to show that his voice still has great quality, and he's pretty nifty on those pensioner pins in several rock 'n' roll numbers.
The show opens with Wynter gently reminiscing with his granddaughter about his musical youth, then bursts into action with a string of great songs, including Dreamboats and Petticoats GRAND THEATRE, WOLVERHAMPTON REVIEW To Know Him Is To Love Him, Poetry In Motion, Let's Dance, Teenager In Love, and Happy Birthday Sweet 16.
Stephen Rolley is a confident young Bobby and Hannah Boyce excels as the geeky teenager Laura who blossoms to become his attractive girlfriend as well as cosongwriter.
Outstanding performances, too, from Louise Olley as Sue, and Matthew Colthart, Norman, the rival with a Verdict: ????? PAUL MARST fine voice and an ego to match.
The show ends with Wynter giving a remarkable performance in hits like Venus in Blue Jeans, having already thrilled one front stalls lady on opening night by holding her hand as he sat on he edge of the stage while singing.
This dream of a musical, with outstanding on-stage musicians too, runs until Saturday.
Dreamboats and Petticoats hit the spot with the audience
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