If you’ve been missing having the time of your life, and let’s face it who hasn’t, then this is the news for you: Dirty Dancing the musical is scheduled to return to the West End next year.
Based on the classic 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing the musical features 35 smash-hit songs including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.
The show features that original 1987 script by Eleanor Bergstein, and is directed by Federico Bellone, with choreography by Austin Wilks and supervising musical director Richard John, costume designer Jennifer Irwin, lighting designer Valerio Tiberi and sound designer Armando Vertullo.
The production stars Michael O’Reilly as Johnny Castle, with Kira Malou as Frances “Baby” Houseman, and Carlie Milner as Penny Johnson.
Seen by millions worldwide, the story centres on Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
Dirty Dancing will run from 2 February to 16 April 2022 at the Dominion Theatre.