Hit musical Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage brings the action and music of the iconic movie to the Piccadilly theatre in a triumphant return to London’s West End.
Following the Houseman family, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage tells of a vacation at popular holiday camp, Kellermans, where their youngest daughter, Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman, meets Johnny Castle, a dance teacher from the wrong side of the tracks. There begins a classic love story through which audiences learn that love can conquer all barriers and that nobody puts Baby in the corner!
The iconic film Dirty Dancing, which starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, was released in 1987 and has since become the benchmark by which all chick flicks are now judged. All the hits from the film’s soundtrack, including Do You Love Me?, Hungry Eyes, She’s Like The Wind and Time Of My Life, are featured in the stage show along with some new numbers. The story has been re-written for the stage, but includes all of the movie’s memorable moments as well as some added scenes.
Dirty Dancing opened at the Aldwych Theatre in 2006. It became the fastest ever selling show in West End theatre history and the longest running show in the history of the famous Aldwych Theatre, playing to over 2 million people during its triumphant 5 year run. A hit show all around the world, Dirty Dancing has opened in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and South Africa, consistently breaking box office records. The current tour of the UK and Ireland has also smashed sales records all around the country and, due to overwhelming demand, a new UK tour will launch in March 2014.
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