Dirty Dancing Announce 2015 UK Tour Extension
Full Tour dates:
Oxford – New Theatre, Tuesday 9 December 2014 – Saturday 3 January 2015
Eastbourne – Congress Theatre, Tuesday 13 – Saturday 24 January 2015
Sunderland – Empire Theatre, Tuesday 27 January – Saturday 14 February 2015
Edinburgh – Playhouse Theatre, Tuesday 24 February – Saturday 14 March 2015
Cardiff – Wales Millennium Centre, Wednesday 18 – Saturday 28 March 2015
Liverpool – Empire Theatre, Tuesday 7 – Saturday 25 April 2015
Birmingham – Hippodrome, Thursday 30 April – Saturday 23 May 2015
Nottingham – Theatre Royal, Tuesday 26 May – Saturday 13 June 2015
Plymouth – Theatre Royal, Tuesday 16 June – Saturday 4 July 2015
Bradford – Alhambra Theatre, Tuesday 7 – Saturday 25 July 2015
Canterbury – Marlowe Theatre, Tuesday 4 – Saturday 22 August 2015
Norwich – Theatre Royal, Tuesday 25 August – Saturday 5 September 2015
Aberdeen – His Majesty’s Theatre, Tuesday 8 September – Saturday 3 October 2015
Llandudno – Venue Cymru, Tuesday 6 – Saturday 17 October 2015
As previously announced, the second UK tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage launched at the Bristol Hippodrome on 15 March 2014 and has, to date, visited Sheffield, Newcastle, Southampton, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Milton Keynes, Leeds and Oxford. In the first few months of 2015, it will also visit Eastbourne, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Liverpool.
Concurrently the show is also enjoying huge success in Europe: after a recent sell-out season in Vienna, Austria, the show continues to tour in German speaking territories, is currently wowing audiences in Italy, and will open in Paris in January 2015, prior to embarking on an arena tour of major French cities, with each individual production using local German, French and Italian speaking companies. The show has also just re-opened in Sydney, prior to a new Australian tour marking the tenth anniversary of the original stage show.
The first ever UK tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, which launched in 2011, took an unprecedented £42,000,000 at theatres across the country, received standing ovations and 5 star reviews, and smashed box office records in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dublin, Leeds and Stoke-On-Trent. In 2013, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage returned to the West End and played at the Piccadilly Theatre in London until 23 February 2014, prior to launching the current UK and Ireland tour.
The current cast includes; Gareth Bailey as Johnny Castle, Roseanna Frascona as Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman, Claire Rogers as Penny Johnson, James Coombes as Dr. Jake Houseman, Julia J. Nagle as Marjorie Houseman, Jessie-Lou Yates as Lisa Houseman, Colin Charles as Tito Suarez, Alexander Wolfe as Neil Kellerman, Michael Remick as Max Kellerman, Wayne Smith as Billy Kostecki and Mark Faith as Mr Schumacher and also features James Bennett, Sarah Cortez, Lizzi Franklin, Francis Haugen, Antony Hewitt, Verity Jones, Lewis Kirk, Robin Lake, Garry Lee, Carly Miles, Carlie Milner, Simone Mistry-Palmer, Marlon Moore, Brandon Lee Sears and Natalie Winsor.
Casting for the tour extension is to be confirmed.