‘Dirty Dancing’ announces West End cast for 2023
The musical returns to the Dominion Theatre.
Michael O’Reilly and Kira Malou reprise the roles of Johnny Castle and Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman from the spring 2022 performances. In a Dirty Dancing review on London Theatre, our critic said: “[Malou] is a fantastic physical performer - comically awkward in her early lessons, gradually growing into a skilled dancer and also a young woman discovering and owning her body. Her seduction of Johnny, set to "Cry to Me", is seriously steamy, and all the more powerful for being wordless.”
Dirty Dancing features Charlotte Gooch as Penny Johnson, Georgina Castle as Lisa Houseman, Lynden Edwards as Jake Houseman, Jackie Morrison as Marjorie Houseman, Colin Charles as Tito Suarez, Michael Remick as Max Kellerman, and Tony Stansfield as Mr Schumacher.
The cast features Joel Benjamin, Chrissy Brooke, Shaquille Brush, Inez Budd, Morgan Burgess, Charlotte Coggin, Danny Colligan, Alastair Crosswell, Callum Fitzgerald, Christopher Fry, Lily Laight, Hollie-Ann Lowe, Ben Middleton, Carly Miles, Ayden Morgan, Tom Mussell, Lee Nicholson, Tom Parsons, Miles Russell, Nathan Ryles, and Lydia Sterling.
Based on the 1978 movie of the same name, Dirty Dancing follows a holidaymaker who falls in love with the resort's dance instructor. There’s 35 songs in Dirty Dancing, including songs from the Dirty Dancing film like “She’s Like the Wind,” “Do You Love Me?,” and the Grammy-winning track “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”
Federico Bellone directs Dirty Dancing, and the show features costume design by Jennifer Irwin, lighting design by Valerio Tiberi, sound design by Armando Vertullo, and choreography by Austin Wilks.
Dirty Dancing is at the Dominion Theatre.
Book Dirty Dancing tickets on London Theatre.
Photo credit: Kira Malou and Michael O’Reilly (Photo by Mark Senior)
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