Dirty Dancing Mambos back to Manchester, 21 May
Date: 18 April 2013
Dirty Dancing - the hit West End musical based on the iconic film is returning to Manchester next month.
Lasting five years at the Aldwych Theatre, the show opened in the West End in 2006, breaking all box office records with advanced ticket sales of over £15 million, which made it the fastest selling show in West End history. It has since played to over 1 million people, and closed in London on 9 July, 2011.
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer and creator of the phenomenally successful film, features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film with extra scenes.
The well known dance sequences remain with brand new choreography, set to all the hits from the best selling soundtrack, such as "Do You Love Me?", "Hungry Eyes" and the Academy Award Winning "(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life", plus many more songs that were not on the original recording.
Dirty Dancing is at Manchester's Palace Theatre from 21 May – 15 June, 2012.
- by Glenn Meads
Subscribe to our free newsletter
Featured Editor's Picks
|Donmar stages Nick Payne premiere, Wesker's Roots & Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus |
The Donmar Warehouse has announced its new season, which features the premiere of Nick Payne's new p...
|Matilda on Broadway wins five Drama Desk Awards|
The Broadway transfer of Matilda The Musical has won five gongs at the 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards...
|Pulitzer winner Ayad Akhtar: Islam is 'ripe territory' for drama|
Ayad Akhtar's play Disgraced, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, receives its UK premiere ...
|Michael Coveney: New York honours Matilda with five big awards|
First blood in the New York awards contest went to Matilda last night, as the show walked off with...
|Opening: Relatively Speaking, Southwark Playhouse's Tanzi Libre & NT Shed's Bullet Catch|
Among this week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are Relatively ...
|Young Vic's award-winning Doll's House transfers to West End|
Carrie Cracknell's critically acclaimed Young Vic production of A Doll's House, using an adaptatio...
|Let It Be extends booking at Savoy until Jan 2014|
Let It Be, the concert show based on the music of The Beatles, has extended its run at the Savoy...
|West End gets Lucky with Tom Hanks?|
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks is reportedly in talks to reprise his role in hit Broadway play Lucky ...
|Guest Blog: Benedict Nightingale on judging the Bruntwood Prize|
Former Times theatre critic Benedict Nightingale is among the judges of this year's Bruntwood Priz...
|Ten of the Best: Theatre 'flops' ripe for reinvention |
Defining a theatre 'flop' is no straightforward task. A general rule of thumb could be that it mak...