A major new musical which is based in Lowestoft is proving so popular that its run has been extended for its visit to the town in which it is set.
Save The Last Dance For Me is the major new musical production from the producers of hit West End show Dreamboats & Petticoats and with seats in great demand for its week at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre an extra performance has been added to help cope with demand.
Save The Last Dance For Me will be presented at the venue for just one week from July 2nd 2012 prior to the production’s expected transfer to London’s West End and with thousands of seats already snapped up producers have agreed to add another performance to help cope with demand.
The show follows the enormous success of Dreamboats and Petticoats which played to capacity audiences during its Lowestoft run in February.
Produced by the same writers, creators and directors of Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save the Last Dance For Me is set to take audiences back through the ‘music and magic’ of the early 60’s, a time when each passing week brought another Rock ‘n’ Roll classic.
Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, Shine on Harvey Moon), and featuring the unmistakable music of Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman, the production includes an authentic recreation of the sound of Rock ‘n’ Roll, in a nostalgic, feel-good journey through music’s golden era as the story follows two teenage sisters in the summer of ‘63.
For the first time without their parents, the sisters embark on a holiday to the seaside, and it has been revealed that much of the story is actually set in Lowestoft! Full of freedom and high spirits they meet a handsome young American who invites them to a dance at the local U.S. Air force base… But young love and holiday romance is never as simple as it sounds, and the sisters soon realise that while the world around them is still watching itself in black and white, life and love can be much more colourful.
Featuring the many classic hits of Pomus & Shuman including: A Teenager in Love; Sweets for my Sweet; Turn Me Loose; Here I Go Again; Viva Las Vegas; Little Sister; His Latest Flame; Suspicion; Can’t Get Used to Losing You; Save the Last Dance For Me and many more…
Save the Last Dance opened in January 2012 and is mostly playing in major cities throughout the UK including Manchester, Nottingham, Liverpool and Bristol therefore its forthcoming visit to Lowestoft will ensure that local audiences have the opportunity to see the show first.
Marina Chief Executive, Martin Halliday, said “We are pleased to confirm that we have secured an extra performance of this terrific production, ticket sales are already well ahead of expectations and with the story being partly based in Lowestoft, Save The Last Dance For Me is set to become the must see production at the Marina this summer.”
Tickets are available from the Marina Box Office, for more information or to book seats please telephone 01502 533200.