The rock ‘n’ roll era was bought back to life at the Wyvern Theatre on Monday when the opening night of Dreamboats and Petticoats got everyone singing along to the classic hits of this unforgettable era.

This West End hit is inspired by the albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three, Four and Five – and is full of a constant stream of well-loved tunes including ‘Shakin’ All Over’, ‘Poetry in Motion, ‘Only the Lonely’, ‘It’s My Party’, ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’ and ‘Let’s Twist Again.’

The music was constantly interwoven into the story line, which is about young musicians Norman and Bobby competing to win a national song writing competition. This is also a story about unrequited love because as the boys lusted over gorgeous Sue, shy Laura yearned for Bobby but just kept getting side lined. Don't for one minute think this is a serious show though as it was full of humour and had us all laughing out loud.

Every single performer was sensational when it came to their voice as well as their dance moves but for me it was Elizabeth Carter, who played the part of Laura, who stood out the most. Her voice was just so divine and perfect; she really was incredible. The whole audience clearly warmed to her and when she sang ‘Teenager in Love’ she got one of the biggest applauses of the night. The fact that she let the crowd sing the chorus and held a hand to her ear just made me warm to her more as she had a sweet innocence about her character.

The support band were fantastic as well and seeing the main actors also play instruments at certain points in the storyline had us all in awe of their overall performing arts talent. These type of people really do make it all look so easy and there wasn’t one missed note or mistake.

It was so very lovely to hear the audience singing along to several songs and the outfits plus stage sets further added to a feeling of nostalgia. I can honestly say that this is one of the most slick productions I have ever since in all my years of going to the theatre; I would rank it as a firm favourite because everything about this show was feel good. I can totally get why some people come and see it many times at various venues around the country because it leaves you with a big grin on your face, an uplifted spirit and the desire to spread the word about how fantastic it is.