Still time to relive the 60s at Derngate

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NOSTALGIC musical Save the Last Dance for Me continues at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate until Saturday.

The musical is based on two teenage sisters in the summer of ’63 and promises to “take you back through the music and magic of the early ’60s”.

For the first time without their parents, the sisters embark on a holiday to the seaside.

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. Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, who were responsible for TV series such as Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather and Shine on Harvey Moon, the show features the music of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.

It is on the Derngate stage tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £32.50 to £15.50 and can be booked by calling Royal & Derngate Box Office on 01604 624811 or at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.