The sensational Dirty Dancing is back on the road until next year, with a fantastic new cast.
Gareth Bailey will star as Johnny Castle, one of the most iconic roles in popular culture.
Gareth started his Dirty Dancing journey in the first UK tour where he played Robbie.
He then went on to play Johnny Castle in South Africa as part of the international tour of Dirty Dancing, 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.
Roseanna’s credits include At First Sight (UK tour); The Taming of the Shrew (international tour); Murder in the Cathedral (Oxford Playhouse) and Antigone (Southwark Playhouse).
West End regular Claire Rogers plays Penny Johnson. The cast also includes James Coombes as Dr. Jake Houseman, Julia J. Nagle as Marjorie Houseman, Jessie-Lou Yates as Lisa Houseman, Colin Charles as Tito Suarez, Alexander Wolfe as Neil Kellerman, Michael Remick as Max Kellerman, Wayne Smith as Billy Kostecki and Mark Faith as Mr Schumacher.
The first ever UK tour took an unprecedented £42m at theatres across the country and received standing ovations and 5 star reviews.
It also smashed box office records in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dublin, Leeds and Stoke-On-Trent.
The production subsequently ran at the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End until 23 February prior to launching a new UK and Ireland tour.
The production features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film with exciting extra scenes added in.
Tour dates: Sheffield – Lyceum Theatre, Tuesday 15 April – Saturday 3 May 2014
Newcastle – Theatre Royal, Tuesday 6 – Saturday 31 May 2014
Southampton – Mayflower, Tuesday 10 – Saturday 28 June 2014
Dublin – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Tuesday 8 – Saturday 26 July 2014
Belfast – Grand Opera House, Tuesday 29 July – Saturday 16 August 2014
Glasgow – King’s Theatre, Tuesday 26 August – Saturday 20 September 2014
Wolverhampton – Grand Theatre, Tuesday 23 September – Saturday 11 October 2014
Milton Keynes – Milton Keynes Theatre, Tuesday 21 October – Saturday 8 November 2014
Leeds – Grand Theatre, Tuesday 11 November – Saturday 6 December 2014
Oxford – New Theatre, Tuesday 9 December 2014 – Saturday 3 January 2015
Eastbourne – Congress Theatre, Tuesday 13 – Saturday 24 January 2015
Sunderland – Empire Theatre, Tuesday 27 January – Saturday 14 February 2015
Edinburgh – Edinburgh Playhouse, Tuesday 24 February – Saturday 14 March 2015
Cardiff – Wales Millennium Centre, Tuesday 17 – Saturday 28 March 2015
Priority on-sale Friday 14 March, general on-sale Friday 28 March 2014
Liverpool – Liverpool Empire, Tuesday 7 – Saturday 25 April 2015