Dirty Dancing steps up plan for new 2016 tour

Dirty Dancing  (2014-15 cast).Image Tristram Kenton.
Dirty Dancing (2014-15 cast). Image Tristram Kenton.

Dirty Dancing ends its present tour this week but plans are already afoot for the perennial favourite to hit the road once more in 2016.

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 the 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.

Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking musical is expected to be even better than before in a production created by an innovative new creative team.

It will be 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 August 11, 2016.

2016 tour dates

September 1-10, Orchard Theatre, Dartford
September 12-17, Opera House, Swansea
September 19-24, Aylesbury Waterside
September 26-October 1, New Theatre, Wimbledon
October 10-15, Palace Theatre, Manchester
October 17-22, Grand Opera House, York
October 24-29, Carlisle Sands Centre
October 31-November 5, Northampton Derngate
November 7-12, Regent Theatre, Stoke
November 14-19, Kings Theatre, Southsea
November 21-26, Reading Hexagon

Further dates and casting to be announced.

Here’s a teaser from the current tour to whet your appetite:

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