Ladies get ready, because the Dreamboys are back in town with a show that promises to be bigger and better than before.
Ten members of the UK’s top male glamour show will be stopping (and stripping) off at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre for a night of ‘music, muscle, magic and mayhem that will leave you breathless’.
The Dreamboys wowed Aylesbury last year but, as their creator and manager David Richards points out, things have ‘gone crazy’ for them since then, appearing all around the country and in their own TV show on Channel 4.
To find out how they put the show together and to try to learn a few tricks, reporter Marcus Chippindale went along to meet a few of the Dreamboys at the Waterside.
Given my surname, there was a slight expectation I might have a natural talent for the act. Unfortunately, it was a fairly humbling experience which made me realise just how much work goes into sending crowds of women wild.
The first question from my instructor Rowan was ‘how is your gymnastics’? Bad, was the simple answer, which meant I was relegated to some of the Dreamboys’ simpler moves. However, even these proved a struggle.
Try as Rowan might to teach me, once we picked up the pace on some of the steps my arms and legs quickly went out of time with each other and I was left floundering like a fish out of water.
Next we tried to get me rotating my body without moving my head. This was marked as another fail and left me wondering how they do it.
The final lesson involved gymnastics, despite my earlier plea.
As you can see from the picture, I was surprisingly good at this bit. That was, in the two seconds before I came crashing back down into Rowan.
Thankfully, he escaped without injury, but my pride was left on the stage.
Despite my failings, I was installed with a new respect for the dedication that goes into getting the choreography right for the show, backed up by hours spent in the gym and tanning salons.
The Dreamboys are at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Friday, June 7, starting at 7.30pm.
To book tickets and to find out more information go to www.atgtickets.com