Dirty Dancing

This show has now closed at the Piccadilly Theatre. You cannot book tickets.

Returning to the West End in a fabulous triumphant blaze of glory, Dirty Dancing is back! Adapted from the 1987 film of the same name starring the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage showcases the famous pulse raising relationship between Baby and Johnny.

Synopsis and Songs

The story line of the show is similar to that of the Oscar winning film; a teenage girl on the cusp of womanhood, Frances “Baby” Houseman, goes on holiday with her family to a mountain resort in upstate New York. Baby soon becomes inspired by the resorts dance entertainment and develops a crush on the hunky dance instructor, Johnny Castle. As Baby famously carried a watermelon, she is invited to an after hours party in the resort and comes across some real dirty dancing. Baby soon decides she wants to ditch her wholesome rich girl persona and learn some sassy dancing for herself, with muscular Johnny as her instructor of course. As events at the holiday resort unfold, Baby learns she has to grow up pretty fast.

The Dirty Dancing movie soundtrack was one of the most celebrated of all time, picking up both an Academy and Grammy award. Celebrated songs from the film such as “Hungry Eyes” “Hey Baby” and of course “I’ve Had The Time of My Life” are performed as part of the stage show along with some exciting new songs such as “There Will Be Another You” and “Someone Like You”

Cast and Creative

Eleanor Bergstein, the writer of the hugely successful Dirty Dancing film, has adapted the story for the stage. The show is directed by Sarah Tipple with Kate Champion as choreographer.

Show Length and Times

Hot off the back of one of the most successful UK tours ever, Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage comes kicking into the Piccadilly Theatre from the 13th July and is booking until February 2014. Shows will run on Tuesday – Friday at 7.30pm, Saturdays at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sundays at 2.30pm and 7pm.


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