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Sam Attwater in Dreamboats & Petticoats at the Playhouse Theatre

Wednesday, 6th Jul 2011  

Dancing On Ice and EastEnders Star Set to Appear in the Popular West End Musical from Mid-July

“Dreamboats & Petticoats” was previously in the news at the end of last month when a new song was announced for the production, the result of a new competition that saw two previously unsuccessful music writers re-submit their work. This week, however, the show announces a new member of cast who will arrive on the stage of the Playhouse Theatre from Monday 18th July 2011, taking on the role of Norman – Sam Attwater.

Attwater is best known to audiences for appearing in this year’s edition of “Dancing on Ice” in which he came out on top alongside professional partner Brianne Delcourt. However, his claim to fame came earlier when he appeared in British television programmes and Bollywood movies. His credits include the soaps “Hollyoaks” and “EastEnders” plus the spin-off from the latter “EastEnders: E20”, in addition to the Bollywood movie “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom”. He has also worked as a singer and released an EP of songs in January 2011, demonstrating his ability to belt out a tune onstage.

“Dreamboats & Petticoats” has been in the West End since 2009 and has appeared at both the Savoy Theatre and the Playhouse Theatre during its time, giving audiences plenty of opportunities to pick up Theatre Tickets and witness the action first hand. It is penned by veteran writers of British situation comedies Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, best known for shows like “Goodnight Sweetheart”, “The New Statesman” and, most famously, “Birds of a Feather”.

It is based on a compilation album that hit the shops in 2007 and features various music from the 1950s and 1960s. The plot takes audiences back to this era of teenage rebellion and introduces us to two teenagers in the forms of Norman and Bobby, who are both in a rock band together and regularly compete for the attention of girls. But then Laura enters the scene; she is a beautiful girl with the ability to attract the attention of every guy in the room. But she is not just a pretty face, she is also a dab-hand at the guitar and it could her skills that attract stardom!

It isn’t the only jukebox musical in the capital, however, and faces competition with the likes of “Million Dollar Quartet” and the upcoming show “Rock Of Ages”.

“Dreamboats & Petticoats” continues at the Playhouse Theatre and is currently booking to Thursday 24th November 2012.