Casting Announced for DIRTY DANCING UK and Ireland Tour - Gareth Bailey, Roseanna Frascona & More!
The Producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage are delighted to announce full casting for the 2014-2015 UK and Ireland tour.
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. Other credits includeBrother Love's Travelling Salvation Show (UK tour); Starlight Express (Germany); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Theatre Royal Plymouth) and Cinderella (Cliffs Pavilion).
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).
Claire Rogers will play Penny Johnson. Claire's credits include Dirty Dancing (Piccadilly); Chicago (UK tour); Moulin Rouge(Paris and international tours) and La Varieté (Hackney Empire). Her film and television credits include Nine (The Weinstein Company); Victoria Wood's Christmas Cracker - The Giddy Kipper; Fashion TV (Sky) and Star Academy for French TV.