The producers of the smash hit show Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage are delighted to announce that a new tour of the UK will launch at the Bristol Hippodrome in March 2014, before setting pulses racing in Sheffield, Newcastle, Southampton, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Milton Keynes and Oxford, with further dates to be announced in September.
Since opening in September 2011, the first ever UK tour has wowed audiences across the country, breaking box office records and playing to standing ovations and 5 star reviews.
Producer Karl Sydow said, "We are so pleased to be starting this new stage in Dirty Dancing's UK journey. The unique combination of Eleanor Bergstein's iconic story and the breathtaking dancing for which the show is renowned has proven so popular around the country that we are really looking forward to allowing new audiences to experience this timeless classic live on stage."
Tickets for the new tour go on sale to the public on Monday 11 February* and are available from www.dirtydancingontour.com. Demand is expected to be high, so early booking is advisable!
Written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer and co-producer of the phenomenally successful 1987 film, the production features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film with exciting extra scenes added in.
The tantalising dance sequences and brand new choreography come alive on stage, set to all the hits from the unforgettable soundtrack, including 'Do You Love Me?', 'Hungry Eyes' and the Academy Award Winning '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life', plus many additional songs, making the show a truly extraordinary live experience.
Over five million people worldwide have now seen this sensational production, with the London show alone having been seen by over one million audience members. Having opened in London in 2006, Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage was sold out six months in advance. The show played for five triumphant years at the Aldwych Theatre, breaking all box office records with advance ticket sales of over £15 million, which made it the fastest ever selling West End show.
Bristol - Bristol Hippodrome, Saturday 15 March - Saturday 5 April 2014
*Sheffield - Sheffield Lyceum, Tuesday 15 April - Saturday 3 May 2014 (Box Office opens 23 March 2013)
*Newcastle- Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday 6 - Saturday 31 May 2014 (Box Office opens 13 February 2013)
*Southampton- Mayflower, Tuesday 10 - Saturday 28 June 2014 (Box Office opens 14 February 2013)
*Dublin - Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Tuesday 8 - Saturday 26 July 2014 (Box Office opens 2 September 2013)
Belfast - Grand Opera House, Tuesday 29 July - Saturday 16 August 2014
Glasgow - King's Theatre, Tuesday 26 August - Saturday 20 September 2014
Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Theatre, Tuesday 21 October - Saturday 8 November 2014
Oxford - New Theatre, Tuesday 9 December 2014 - Saturday 3 January 2015
Dirty Dancing played for five triumphant years at London's Aldwych Theatre, breaking all box office records with advanced ticket sales of over £15 million, which made it the fastest ever selling West End show. It played to over 1 million people, receiving standing ovations on a nightly basis.
Current UK tour dates
Nottingham - Theatre Royal, Tuesday 12 February - Saturday 2 March 2013
0115 989 5555 - www.trch.co.uk
Stoke-on-Trent - Regent Theatre, Tuesday 12 - 30 March 2013
0844 871 7649 - www.atgtickets.com/stoke
Canterbury- Marlowe Theatre, Tuesday 2 - Saturday 20 April 2013
01227 787787 - www.marlowetheatre.com
Woking - New Victoria Theatre, Tuesday 30 April - Saturday 18 May 2013
0844 871 7645 - www.atgtickets.com/woking