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Get ready to have the best time as 'Dirty Dancing' is back in London playing at the Dominion Theatre. With a lot of awe-inspiring emotions, heart-pounding music, and some astonishing dancing, the play is exploding with many iconic moments relived in the splendid outdoor immersive play. 35 hit songs will play as the dancers show you how it's done on the stage of this big event. The West End is going to be mesmerized as this smash-hit, seen by millions of people all over the world, is now back where it belongs. The classic story of two independent young souls from different worlds coming together for the most successful summer of their lives resonates with most people. After two successful West End runs and many exciting international productions, 'Dirty Dancing' is now back on the West End. Johnny Castle is played by Michael O'Reilly with Penny Johnson played by Carlie Milner and Frances 'Baby' Houseman played by Kira Malou. Don't wait too long and book your 'Dirty Dancing' London tickets now!
With great performances from the cast, 'Dirty Dancing' is back at the West End after a previous couple of phenomenal runs, four successful UK tours, and numerous international productions. The stage is ready to be set on fire as dancers will rule the city of London.
The story revolves around Johnny and Baby. Frances 'Baby' Houseman is 17 years old in the story and the scene is set in the summer of 1963. Baby is going to learn some important life lessons while also learning a few things about dancing. With her elder sisters and parents, Baby goes on a vacation to the Catskill Mountains in New York. There are some resort activities there, but Baby is not interested in any of those and instead finds an all-night dance party at the staff quarters of the resort. She finds her own entertainment and is shell-shocked by the beautiful dance moves and the fantastic music playing at the party. She can't wait to be a part of it, and more so when she gets a glimpse of the resort dance instructor Johnny Castle. She becomes the leading lady of Johnny, both on and off the stage and the two independent young spirits now bring together the most challenging and inspiring summer of their lives. A family holiday turns into something else. The story is almost based on true events as the character Baby is similar to the co-producer and writer Bergstein. She also went to the same resorts in the Catskills and was mesmerized by the dancers.
The history of this stage production smells of success as it first opened at the Aldwych Theatre of London in 2006 making it the fastest-selling show in the history of West End. There was a five-year run of the show in the theatre which made it the longest-running show ever at the Aldwych Theatre. After its production in Australia in 2004, 'Dirty Dancing' had productions in Canada, the USA, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Hong Kong, South Africa, Singapore, and many countries in Europe. The show had fantastic runs in all of the places and the classic story made new records every time it open somewhere. Tickets were sold at a rapid rate and bookings were always full.
There are 35 hit songs to be played and danced to in this production. Some of them include songs like 'Hungry Eyes', the heart-stopping '(I've Had) The Time of My Life', and 'Hey Baby, Do You Love Me?'. Are you ready for singing along and dance to these famous tunes? Free form dancing is seen in the play.
The story of 'Dirty Dancing' is well known from the 1987 film, which starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, and it was a rousing success. Now, it is time to enjoy the stage version. 'Nobody puts Baby in the corner' is the most famous line from the story.
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'Dirty Dancing' is recommended for viewers aged 14+. Kids under the age of five are not allowed.
The running time of Dirty Dancing is about 2 hours 10 minutes and also includes an interval.
The cast includes Johnny Castle (the dance instructor) played by Michael O'Reilly with Penny Johnson played by Carlie Milner, and Frances 'Baby' Houseman played by Kira Malou. Frances is called Baby because she is the baby of the family. Other cast members include Lynden Edwards, Jackie Morrison, Lizzie Ottley, Samuel Bailey, Michael Remick, Thomas Sutcliffe, Colin Charles, Tony Stansfield, Amber Sylvia Edwards, Danielle Cato, Danielle Lockwood, James McHugh, Marie Finlayson, Benjamin Harrold, Patricia Wilkins, Rishard-Kyro Nelson, Charlotte Olliffe, Lee Nicholson, Austin Wilks, Ben Mabberley, Miles Russell, and Tom Mussell.
Eleanor Bergstein is the writer, Austin Wilks is the choreographer, Federico Bellone is the director, Valerio Tiberi is the lighting designer, Armando Vertullo is the sound designer, Richard John is the supervising musical director, Jennifer Irwin is the costume designer, and Karl Sydow is the producer. Production is by Lionsgate and Triple A Entertainment Group.
The address of the venue for 'Dirty Dancing' is Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 7AQ.
To reach the theatre from London, take the A400 and check for the theatre at the intersection of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road.
The nearest tube station is Tottenham Court Road, which is one minute from the theatre.
The nearest train station is Euston.
You can choose to travel via buses 7, 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 242 and get off the bus at Tottenham Court Road station.
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The nearest parking is the YMCA on Great Russell Street.
There are toilets on each level and also accessible toilets in the Royal Circle.
The theatre is accessible through the Nederlander Box which can be accessed from the street level.
Some popular restaurants near the area are Five Guys, The Flying Horse, Dalloway Terrace, and The Coral Room.
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