Last dance takes trip down memory lane

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NOSTALGIC musical Save the Last Dance for Me comes to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from Monday.

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 includes classic hits such as: A Teenager in Love, Sweets for my Sweet, Here I Go Again, Viva Las Vegas, Can’t Get 
Used to Losing You, Save 
the Last Dance For Me and more.

It is on the Derngate stage from Monday to Saturday, June 30, at 7.30pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm.

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