Producers Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott have announced that a brand new production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will tour the UK from August 2016. The classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, will return next summer, following two blockbuster West End runs and two hit UK tours.
Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking musical is even better than before in this all new production put together by an innovative new creative team; directed by Federico Bellone, Artistic Director of Milan’s Teatro Nazionale, choreographed by Gillian Bruce and with design re-imagined by top Italian set designer Roberto Cometti.
After a series of dates in China, Belgium and Korea, the new UK production will open at the Blackpool Opera House on 11th August 2016 and will play the following venues:
Orchard Theatre, Dartford (1st – 10th September)
Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea (12th – 17th September)
Aylesbury Waterside, Buckinghamshire (19th – 24th September)
New Theatre, Wimbledon (26th September – 1st October)
Palace Theatre, Manchester (10th – 15th October)
Grand Opera House, York (17th – 22nd October)
Carlisle Sands Centre, Cumbria (24th – 29th October)
Northampton Derngate, Northampton (31st October – 5th November)
Regent Theatre, Stoke (7th – 12th November)
Kings Theatre, Southsea (14th – 19th November)
Reading Hexagon, Reading (21st – 26th November)
Further dates and casting to be announced.
Visit www.dirtydancingontour.com to buy tickets and to find out more.
Image: Tristram Kenton