Dirty Dancing, currently in its fourth year, has been adapted for the stage by the film’s screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein, who based the story’s setting on her own childhood experiences of family holidays in America’s Catskill Mountains. The musical had its world premiere in Sydney in 2004 and has since proved a hit on tour in Australia and Germany as well as the UK.
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Also in the cast are Paul Gilmore (Jake Houseman), Hilary MacLean (Marjorie Houseman), James Leece (Robbie Gould), Maxine Gregory (Vivian Pressman), Christopher Kenniston (Neil Kellerman) and Richard Hope (Max Kellerman). Dirty Dancing is currently booking until 9 April 2011.