The Sensational 60s Experience


18 May 2023

18 May 2023
New Theatre Oxford
24-26 George Street

18 May @ 7.30pm

24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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The Sensational 60s Experience at New Theatre Oxford
The Sensational 60s Experience at New Theatre Oxford

About The Sensational 60s Experience

With a brand-new production for 2023, this is the musical phenomenon of 2023 and the festival of nostalgia. The show, with the definite feelgood factor, will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960s. 

Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years, this is the show to see. These legends of the 60s will deliver a night never to be forgotten.

The Sensational 60s Experience at New Theatre Oxford
The Sensational 60s Experience at New Theatre Oxford

DOZY BEAKY MICK & TICH. Originally called Dave Dee And The Bostons formed in 1961. Changing their name to Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich in 1964. In 1966 the band were on the charts for 50 weeks out of 52. Record sales in Germany in 1967 outsold The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Hits include Bend It, Zabadak, The Legend Of Xanadu, and many more. This fast-moving energetic set from DBMT will have you dancing and singing in the aisles, performing hit after hit. 

MIKE d’ABO was the only man who could fill Paul Jones’ shoes as frontman for Manfred Mann. Already attracting attention with his group, A Band Of Angels, Mike was thrust into a wider limelight with the Manfreds, and the well-oiled hit machine kept rolling on. Just Like A Woman, Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James and Mighty Quinn were just three of the string of hits with the ‘new boy’ in the line-up. And, like his predecessor, Mike’s career after the disbanding of the Manfreds in 1969 lost none of its momentum. He’d already proved his impressive songwriting skill by composing Build Me Up Buttercup for The Foundations and Handbags & Gladrags, a massive hit for Chris Farlowe.

THE FORTUNES. Hailing from Birmingham, England, the band first came into prominence in 1964 with their hit single Caroline, which was used as the signature tune for the influential Pirate Radio Station of the same name. Other classics include Storm In A Teacup, You’ve Got Your Troubles, Freedom Come Freedom GoThe Fortunes continue to tour the world with shows in Australia, New Zealand and The USA, incorporating a week-long residency in fabulous Las Vegas.

THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS. The SBJ have a history that spans back to the early 1960s. Over the years, their hit singles Hippy Hippy Shake, You’re No Good, Good Golly Miss Molly and Don’t Make Me Over have been the bedrock of the band’s memorable live performances. The Swinging Blue Jeans have been led by Alan Lovell, faithfully carrying on the band’s long tradition. Peter Oakman continues with the band to this day, along with Jeff Bannister and Graham Hollingworth, who complete the line-up.

VANITY FARE. Formed in 1966 (often misspelt Vanity Fair, due to the similarity of the novel and magazine title) is a British pop/rock group famously known for such hits as, I Live For The Sun, Early In The Morning and the worldwide classic, Hitchin A Ride which scored the band a number one on the Billboard 100 in the USA. The harmonies of Vanity Fare are renowned throughout the sixties scene, which makes them one of the best vocal groups still touring today.

Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.


From £29.75

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Ticketing information

Prices: From £29.75
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Duration: 3 hours, including an interval.

About New Theatre Oxford

There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened.

The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.

On performance days, the Box Office opens at noon and closes 15 minutes after the show starts. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before the show begins and close 15 minutes after the show starts.

There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls Foyer, two further bars in the Circle Foyer and an additional one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.

There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed, please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card members.

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