Producers of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage have announced casting for the show, which returns to London in January 2023.
The movie-to-stage musical will play the Dominion Theatre for a 3 month run from 21 January 2023 to 29 April 2023. Dirty Dancing tickets are now on sale.
The show will see the return of stars Michael O’Reilly (West Side Story, Lord of the Flies) as Johnny, and Kira Malou (Fame) as Baby.
They are joined by Charlotte Gooch (Singin’ in the Rain) as Penny Johnson, Georgina Castle (Cinderella) as Lisa Houseman, Lynden Edwards (A Little Night Music) as Jake Houseman, Jackie Morrison (The Last Ship) as Marjorie Houseman, Colin Charles (We Will Rock You) as Tito Suarez, Michael Remick (Follies) as Max Kellerman, Tony Stansfield (Little Women) as Mr Schumacher, Danny Colligan (Les Misérables) as Billy Kostecki, Alastair Crosswell (Singin’ in the Rain) as Neil Kellerman and Lydia Sterling as Elizabeth.
Other cast include Chrissy Brooke, Inez Budd, Lily Laight, Hollie-Ann Lowe, Callum Fitzgerald, Nathan Ryles, Joel Benjamin, Shaquille Brush, Carly Miles, Ben Middleton, Lee Nicholson, Ayden Morgan, Miles Russell, Tom Parsons, Morgan Burgess, Tom Mussell, Christopher Fry and Charlotte Coggin.
Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing, this stage production is inspired by the hit film and follows the iconic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most thrilling summer of their lives.
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 was a huge success at the Dominion Theatre earlier this year, where it played a limited 10-week run with Michael O’Reilly as Johnny Castle and Kira Malou as Frances “Baby” Houseman.
Dirty Dancing has a 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.
Book tickets for Dirty Dancing at the Dominion Theatre