Dirty Dancing brings Baby back to Milton Keynes Theatre

Gareth Bailey in Dirty Dancing

The record-breaking phenomenon Dirty Dancing returns to Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday.

Following its sell-out run in 2012, the sensational Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage will once again set pulses racing.

Since opening in September 2011, the first ever UK tour wowed audiences across the country, breaking box office records and playing to standing ovations and 5 star reviews.

Producer Karl Sydow said: “We are so pleased to be returning to Milton Keynes where the record-breaking first ever national tour wowed the public in May 2012.

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“The unique combination of Eleanor Bergstein’s iconic story, and the breathtaking dancing for which the show is renowned, has proven so popular around the country that we are really looking forward to allowing audiences to relive this iconic story live on stage.”

Written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer and co-producer of the successful 1987 film, the production features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film with exciting extra scenes added in.

The tantalising dance sequences and brand new choreography are set to all the hits from the unforgettable soundtrack, including Do You Love Me?, Hungry Eyes and the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

Gareth Bailey stars as dance teacher Johnny Castle, a role made famous by Patrick Swayze.

Gareth started his Dirty Dancing journey in the first UK tour where he played Robbie.

He then went on to play Johnny in South Africa as part of the international tour prior to joining the West End company at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Roseanna Frascona will be carrying the watermelon as idealistic Baby Houseman, who discovers love and life in the summer she will never forget.

The cast also includes: Claire Rogers, James Coombes, Julia J. Nagle, Jessie-Lou Yates, Colin Charles, Alexander Wolfe, Michael Remick, Wayne Smith and Mark Faith.

Over five million people worldwide have now seen this sensational production, with the London show alone having been seen by over one million audience members.

Having opened in London in 2006, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage was sold out six months in advance.

The show played for five triumphant years at the Aldwych Theatre, breaking all box office records with advance ticket sales of over £15 million, which made it the fastest ever selling West End show.

Dirty Dancing runs at Milton Keynes Theatre from October 21 – November 8.

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