Get those watermelons ready….it’s time to head to Kellermans when Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story Live on Stage mambos its way to the Palace Theatre, Manchester in October.
The classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the showstopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, returns to Manchester this autumn following two blockbuster West End runs, two hit UK tours, and various sensational international productions.
Lewis Griffiths will star as Johnny Castle, one of the most iconic roles in popular culture. Lewis has had a prolific career in musical theatre, most recently starring as ‘Nick Massi’ on the UK tour of Jersey Boys. Katie Hartland will make her professional musical theatre debut carrying the watermelons as she takes on the role of Baby Houseman, having graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015. Carlie Milner will star as Penny Johnson. Carlie is part of the Dirty Dancing family; starting as a member of the ensemble in 2014, she covered and subsequently took over the role of Penny in 2015.
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.
Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking show has been reconceived in an all new production created by an innovative new creative team; directed by Federico Bellone, choreographed by Gillian Bruce and with design re-imagined by top Italian set designer Roberto Comotti.
The production features the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film, with exciting extra scenes added in.
Dirty Dancing – Palace Theatre, Manchester
Mon 10 – Sat 15 October 2016
Book tickets here www.atgtickets.com/manchester