DIRTY DANCING Announces New Dates On UK Tour
The producers of the UK and Ireland tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage are delighted to announce that five new venues have been added to its run.
The additional dates for the smash-hit show include the Eastbourne Congress Theatre (Tuesday 13 - Saturday 24 January 2015), Sunderland Empire (Tuesday 27 January - Saturday 14 February 2015), the Edinburgh Playhouse (Tuesday 24 February - Saturday 14 March 2015), the Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff (Tuesday 17 - Saturday 28 March 2015) and the Liverpool Empire (Tuesday 7 - Saturday 25 April 2015). Demand is expected to be high, so early booking is advisable!
The Dirty Dancing tour launches at the Bristol Hippodrome in March 2014, and will then visit the previously announced Sheffield, Newcastle, Southampton, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Milton Keynes, Leeds and Oxford.
When it launched in 2011, the first ever UK tour took an unprecedented £42,000,000 at theatres across the country, receiving standing ovations and 5 star reviews. It also smashed box office records in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dublin, Leeds and Stoke. The production subsequently opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End where it currently runs until February 2014, prior to launching a new UK and Ireland tour in March 2014.
Producer Karl Sydow said, "We are delighted and proud to announce an extension to the new national tour, after such incredible demand to date. It has been wonderful to see audiences across the country and in the West End continue to embrace the show. As Dirty Dancing enters another exciting new stage in its UK journey, it shows no signs of slowing down. The unique combination of the 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 new audiences to experience this timeless classic live on stage."
Produced by Karl Sydow and Joye Entertainment, in association with Lionsgate and Magic Hour Productions, and written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer of the phenomenally 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 come alive on stage, set to all the hits from the unforgettable soundtrack, including 'Do You Love Me?', 'Hungry Eyes' and the Academy Award Winning '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life', plus many additional songs, making the show a truly extraordinary live experience. Dirty Dancing -The Classic Story On Stage opened at the Aldwych Theatre in 2006 with a record- breaking advance of £15 million, making it the fastest ever selling show in West End theatre history. The production became the longest running show in the history of the famous Aldwych Theatre and played to over 2 million people during its triumphant five-year run. A hit show all around the world, Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage has opened in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and South Africa, consistently breaking box office records.