It has been announced that a new production of Dirty Dancing will tour the UK from August 2016.
The show, which tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, has previously received two West End runs and two UK tours.
Dirty Dancing's new creative team is led by director Federico Bellone; choreography will be by Gillian Bruce with design by Roberto Cometti.
The new production premiered in Milan in July 2015, subsequently packing out the 15,000 seat Roman Arena in Verona. It will play a season in Rome this autumn before embarking on a major Italian tour. To mark the tenth anniversary of the original stage show, a new Australian tour was launched last year, and to date has sold a record 416,000 tickets since October 2014.
After a series of dates in China, Belgium and Korea, the new UK production will open at the Blackpool Opera House on 11th August 2016 and will play the following venues: Orchard Theatre, Dartford (1 – 10 September), Opera House, Swansea (12 – 17 September), Aylesbury Waterside (19 – 24 September), New Theatre, Wimbledon (26 September – 1 October), Palace Theatre, Manchester (10 – 15 October), Grand Opera House, York (17 – 22 October), Carlisle Sands Centre (24 – 29 October), Northampton Derngate (31 October – 5 November), Regent Theatre, Stoke (7 – 12 November), Kings Theatre, Southsea (14 – 19 November), and Reading Hexagon (21 – 26 November), with further dates and casting to be announced.
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