DIRTY DANCING Reaches 1,000,000 Ticket Sales
Karl Sydow, producer of the smash hit show Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage today said, "Having hit an all-time record in the West End for an advance - £15,000,000 - we are delighted that we are about to sell our millionth ticket. This means we'll have taken over £40,000,000 on the first ever UK tour; an amazing achievement in the midst of a recession in the UK. This ticket will be purchased on Wednesday 10 April 2013, after only 18 months on the road!"
To celebrate this, the producers are holding a special prize draw: any patron purchasing a ticket on 10 April at any venue on the forthcoming tour will be entered into a draw to win a luxury VIP experience to enjoy alongside their trip, including a hotel stay, dinner, interval drinks and a meet and greet with the cast.
Since opening in September 2011, the first ever UK tour has taken an unprecedented £40,000,000 at theatres across the country, wowing audiences and playing to standing ovations and 5 star reviews. It has also smashed box office records in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dublin, Leeds and has just finished its run at the Regent's Theatre in Stoke-On-Trent, where it was the most successful show at the venue ever.
The tour will visit Canterbury, Woking and Manchester in 2013 and then a new tour will launch at the Bristol Hippodrome in March 2014, before setting pulses racing in Sheffield, Newcastle, Southampton, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Milton Keynes and Oxford, with further dates to be announced in September.