Dreamboats and Petticoats is a swinging jukebox musical that will transport you away to the rock 'n' roll 1960s for the time of your life. Based on one of the biggest selling albums of the decade, the musical is penned by the creators of hit shows such as 'Goodnight Sweetheart' and 'Birds of a Feather' and features a brand new original story in London's West End. The show features a wealth of famous songs from Roy Orbison, The Shadows and Chuck Berry that will have you dancing in the aisles along with the hugely talented cast and live band. Over a million people have seen the show in London's West End and on tour, the the musical proves that rock and roll music is alive and kicking!
In 1961 the kids of the social club are excited to watch Norman and Bobby compete in a national song-writing contest, as well as trying to attract the attentions of sassy Sue. Bobby discovers that Laura has a hidden talent for playing the piano and decides to help him win the contest. Together they compose sweet music, and Bobby slowly begins to notice the girl behind the glasses. But unfortunately for Laura, Sue begins to notice Bobby...
The musical features a soundtrack of hit songs such as 'Da Do Ron Ron', 'Let's Twist Again', 'At the Hop' and 'Teenager in Love'.
If the prospect of entertaining the children during the school holidays fills you with dread, fear not. We have ideas for grandparents, parents, babysitters, nannies, godparents, and anyone else who finds themselves with a child to look after for the day - or week. No matter how specific your requirements are - activities that are free, for under 8s, designed to occupy children for the whole day - we’ve got it covered.
Infamous for its extreme violence, impossible stage directions and unflinching portrayal of love, Cleansed is the posthumous debut of Sarah Kane’s work at the National Theatre. London Calling caught up with Katie Mitchell to discuss her process of directing this controversial work.
Though we love the hustle and bustle of London, sometimes it’s good to take a day off and recharge. If you’re looking to get away, here are five great ideas for family day trips out of London that truly anyone can enjoy.
Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate in style by heading to the annual parade. It’s also Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day this week, so if you needed any excuses for total indulgence, there are three pretty good ones. There are also lots of major exhibitions opening this week, as well as some exciting music at the Vault Festival.