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Photo credit: Dirty Dancing cast 2021 (Photo courtesy of Dirty Dancing)

‘Dirty Dancing’ to return to the West End in 2022

Get ready to have the time of your life!

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Nobody puts Dirty Dancing in the corner! Dirty Dancing will return to the West End next year, playing at the Dominion Theatre from 2 February to 16 April.

Dirty Dancing follows the blossoming love between dance instructor Johnny Castle and teen holidaymaker Frances 'Baby' Houseman during a summer camp. Dirty Dancing was originally a film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, and the musical features hit songs including "Hungry Eyes," "Do You Love Me?" and the Academy Award-winning song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."

Producer Karl Sydow said: "We can't wait to bring this amazing show back to the West End, after dazzling audiences across the UK and Ireland. Now more than ever, theatre needs the excitement and joy that Dirty Dancing brings - you'll have the time of your life!"

Following an Australian premiere, Dirty Dancing transferred to at the Aldwych Theatre in 2006, and played to over two million people in its five-year West End run. The show returned for seven months at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2013, and will finish its current tour in December 2021. 

Casting for Dirty Dancing is to be named. Dirty Dancing is by Eleanor Bergstein, with direction by Federico Bellone, choreography by Austin Wilks, costume design by Jennifer Irwin, lighting design by Valerio Tiberi and sound design by Armando Vertullo.

Dirty Dancing is at the Dominion Theatre from 2 February to 16 April.

Photo credit: Dirty Dancing cast 2021 (Photo courtesy of Dirty Dancing)

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