Dirty Dancing at Piccadilly Theatre tickets
Dirty Dancing at Piccadilly Theatre tickets

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Overview

Cult classic screen-to-stage musical Dirty Dancing returns to the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre for the ultimate live experience. After breaking box office records at London’s Aldwych Theatre, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage ran for a sell-out five years before embarking on an extensive UK tour. Full of passion, flair, raunchy romance and sensationally sexy dancing, this heart-pounding musical is set to take London by storm.

Set in the 1960s at an all-American holiday camp called Kellerman’s, Dirty Dancing follows the innocent teenager Baby Houseman as she learns some major life lessons, as well as a thing or two about dancing. On a holiday with her older sister and conservative parents, she discovers a risqué all-night dance-a-thon at the staff quarters. Mesmerised by the raunchy moves and pounding rhythms, Baby spots the resort dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Soon, she becomes Johnny’s leading lady, both on and off stage, and the summer quickly transforms into the most valuable, victorious summer of their lives.

American actress Jill Winternitz (Once) continues in the leading role of Baby, opposite Paul-Michael Jones as Johnny Castle, who has toured with the production since 2011. Charlotte Gooch (Top Hat) returns as diva dancer Penny Johnson, having previously understudied the role at the Aldwych Theatre. Dirty Dancing is directed by James Powell (Les Miserables US tour), with a book by Eleanor Bergstein, choreography by Kate Champion, set design by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting design by Tim Mitchell and sound design by Bobby Aitken.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage includes several hit songs such as “Hungry Eyes”, “Hey! Baby”, “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-wrenching classic “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”. Many much-loved artists feature in this stage sensation, which effortlessly blends the film soundtrack into live performance. A musical brimming with show-stopping music and daring dances, Dirty Dancing promises to be an all-time success, dancing into the Piccadilly Theatre for a limited season.

Recommended for

Fans of Dirty Dancing now have the opportunity to see the heart-stopping classic in London. Those who enjoy the original film version, will love seeing this cult classic brought to life. Due to the suggestive nature of some dance moves, Dirty Dancing is not suitable for young children.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Opened: 13 Jul 2013
Press night: 06 Dec 2016
Booking from: 28 Jan 2014
Booking until: 23 Feb 2014

Location and map

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street
London, W1D 7DY

3 Reviews Add review

laurenelphick 5"3, 40 reviews, 1 helpful vote

laurenelphick 5"3, 40 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Front row so great view of the stage with lots of leg room, you do have to look up at times but not uncomfortable the seat is comf... More

Queenie 5'2, 52 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Front row so great view of the stage with lots of leg room, you do have to look up at times but not uncomfortable the seat is comfortable, sat on the front row at this theatre many times as excellent value.

Queenie 5'2, 52 reviews, 7 helpful votes

This show is enjoyable but it's nothing special apart from the famous dance at the end of the show, which was good and got the cro... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This show is enjoyable but it's nothing special apart from the famous dance at the end of the show, which was good and got the crowd going. But frankly I didn't feel it was worth the 2 hours of performance leading up to it.

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 1 helpful vote