DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR FOR 2018

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE

ANNOUNCES ALL NEW TOUR FOR 2018

 

SMASH HIT SHOW OPENS AT BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL IN SEPTEMBER 2018 BEFORE TOURING THE UK

 

TICKETS ON SALE FROM TODAY

 

Producer Karl Sydow is delighted to announce that an all new tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will be mamboing back into theatres in 2018.

 

The sensationally sexy show opens at Brighton Theatre Royal on Thursday 20 September 2018 before touring to Dartford, York, Stoke, Hastings, Southend, Birmingham, Preston, London (New Wimbledon Theatre) Plymouth and Oxford – with further dates to be announced.

 

Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensational dancing, the classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes’‘Hey! Baby’‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart-stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, is hitting the road again by popular demand. This new tour follows the 2016/17 tour that played to sold out audiences over a 12 month period and took over £13 million in ticket sales, 3 blockbuster West End runs, multiple sell out UK tours and numerous international productions.

 

Casting to be announced.

 

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing.

 

On holiday in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, she shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles across an all-night dance party at the staff quarters. Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor.

 

Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off, and two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

 

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage originally opened at London’s Aldwych Theatre in 2006 with a record-breaking advance of £15 million, making it the fastest ever selling show in West End theatre history. The production became the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre and played to over 2 million people during its triumphant 5 year run.

 

Since its Australian debut in 2004, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage has become a worldwide phenomenon, with productions staged in the USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and throughout Europe, consistently breaking box office records. Recent sell out tours include France, Germany and Australia. The first ever UK tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage launched in 2011 and then returned to the West End in 2013 playing at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, prior to launching a second UK and Ireland tour. A further tour and West End Christmas season followed in 2016/17.

 

Produced by Karl Sydow & Joye Entertainment in association with Lionsgate, Magic Hour Productions and Triple A Entertainment Group, and written by Eleanor Bergstein – script writer of the phenomenally successful 1987 film – the production features the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film, as well as exciting extra scenes.

 

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2018 TOUR DATES

Thu 20 – Sat 29 September

Brighton Theatre Royal

www.atgtickets.com/brighton

0844 871 7650

On Sale Tuesday 19 December 2pm

 

Mon 1 – Sat 6 October

Dartford Orchard Theatre

www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

01322 220 000

On Sale Friday 15 December 9am

 

Mon 8 – Sat 13 October

York Grand Opera House

www.atgtickets.com/york

0844 871 3024

On Sale Tuesday 19 December 2pm

 

Mon 15 – Sat 20 October

Stoke Regent Theatre

www.atgtickets.com/regent-theatre

0844 871 7649

On Sale Tuesday 19 December 2pm

 

Mon 22 – Sat 27 October

Hastings White Rock Theatre

www.whiterocktheatre.org.uk

01424 462 288

On Sale Friday 15 December 9am

 

Mon 29 October – Sat 3 November

Southend Cliffs Pavillion

www.southendtheatres.co.uk

01702 351 135

On Sale Friday 15 December 9am

 

Mon 5 – Sat 10 November

Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre

www.atgtickets.com/birmingham

0844 871 7647

On Sale Tuesday 19 December 2pm

Mon 12 – Sat 17 November

Preston Guild Hall

www.prestonguildhall.co.uk

01772 804 444

On Sale Friday 15 December 9am

 

Mon 19 – Sat 24 November

London New Wimbledon Theatre

www.atgtickets.com/new-wimbledon-theatre

0844 871 7646

On Sale Tuesday 19 December 2pm

 

Mon 26 November – Sat 1 December

Plymouth Pavilions

www.plymouthpavilions.co.uk

0845 146 1460

On Sale Friday 15 December 9am

 

Mon 3 – Sat 8 December

Oxford New Theatre

www.atgtickets.com/oxford

0844 871 3020

On Sale Tuesday 19 December 2pm

 

FURTHER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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