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Dirty Dancing to tour the UK in 2018

The musical based on the 1987 film will open in Brighton in September

A new tour of Dirty Dancing will hit the road next year, opening at the Brighton Theatre Royal in September.

The musical is based on the classic 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey and features hit songs such as "Hungry Eyes", "Hey! Baby", "Do You Love Me?" and "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life".

Dirty Dancing received its West End premiere at the Aldwych Theatre in 2006, where it ran for five years. It has since gone on to tour the world and returned to the West End in 2013, playing at the Piccadilly Theatre. It then returned again to the Phoenix Theatre last year.

Dirty Dancing opens at Brighton Theatre Royal on 20 September 2018 before touring to Dartford, York, Stoke, Hastings, Southend, Birmingham, Preston, London, Plymouth and Oxford, with further dates to be announced.