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Dirty Dancing

Phoenix Theatre, London
Dirty Dancing
Phoenix Theatre, London

Dirty Dancing is a unique live stage experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, breath-taking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Since opening in Italy, this new production comes into London fresh off the back of a successful UK tour, featuring a talented cast of actors and musicians.

Dirty Dancing, the hit film live on stage feature all the hits from the film's soundtrack, which includes "Do You Love Me?", "She's Like The Wind" and "Time Of My Life" along with some brand new numbers. The story has been specially re-written for the stage, but includes all of your favourite scenes from the film, including the watermelon and 'that' iconic lift. 

Join the Housemans as they take their vacation at Kellerman's popular holiday camp, where youngest daughter 'Baby' meets dance teacher from the wrong side of the tracks, Johnny. There begins a classic love story through which we see that love can conquer all barriers and we learn that 'nobody puts Baby in the corner'!

Told by a cast of 37 and featuring 35 hit songs, including “Hungry Eyes”, “Hey Baby”, “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”, don't miss this strictly limited West End engagement of one of the most popular stories of all time.


It's the summer of 1963, and 17 year- old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday in New York's Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, she shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles across an all-night dance party at the staff quarters. Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny's leading lady both on-stage and off, and two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

Previews from |
6th December 2016
Opening date |
6th December 2016
Booking from |
31st December 2016
Available until |
31st December 2016
Closes |
31st December 2016
Run time |
2 hours 20 minutes
Categories |
Recommended for 12+Children under 5 years and babes in arms will strictly not be admitted.The show features a limited amount of mild swearing and themes of a sexual nature. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Eleanor Bergstein
Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott
Federico Bellone
Roberto Comotti
Gillian Bruce
Cast list:
Lewis Griffiths (Johnny Castle) Katie Hartland (Baby Houseman) Carlie Milner (Penny Johnson), Simone Craddock (Marjorie Houseman), Roger Martin (Max Kellerman), Jo Servi as (Tito Suarez), Lizzie Ottley (Lisa Houseman), Michael Kent (Billy Kostecki), Greg Fossard (Neil Kellerman), Tony Stansfield (Mr Schumacher), and Daniela Pobega (Elizabeth), and Camilla Rowland (Vivian). Also joining the company are Gabby Antrobus, Simon Campbell, Robert Colvin, Michael Cookson, Katie Eccles, Beth Highsted, Matthew James Hinchliff, Samuel John Humphreys, Megan Louch, Ashley Rumble, Callum Sterling, Austin Wilks and Karl James Wilson, who is the Alternate 'Johnny Castle'.

Phoenix Theatre Venue Information

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Nearest tube:
Tottenham Court Road

Customer reviews

Our Review of Dirty Dancing

Genre: MusicalOpened 24 Oct 2006Written: by Eleanor BergsteinDirected:James PowellSynopsis:The film Dirty Dancing, which starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, was released in 1987. All the hits from the film's soundtrack, which includes Do You Love Me?, She's Like The Wind and Time Of My Life, are featured in the stage show along with some new numbers. The story has been re-written for the stage, but includes all of the movies memorable moments and some added scenes as well. What... Read more

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