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Dirty Dancing – The classic story on stage
14 August, 2017 - 19 August, 2017
The Hawth Theatre, Crawley | Mon 14 – 19 August
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage
Hitting the road with a brand new production, the record-breaking international sensation DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY will be having the time of its life at The Hawth in August 2017.
Featuring the hits songs ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY is full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing.
Based on the phenomenally successful 1987 film, the production features the classic story of Baby and Johnny, including original dialogue from the classic film and exciting extra scenes added in. Two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
It’s the summer of 1963 and 17 year old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her family, she stumbles across an all-night dance party at the staff quarters. Mesmerised by the raunchy dances and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of the resort dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off.
Lewis Griffiths will star as Johnny Castle, one of the most iconic roles in popular culture. Lewis has has a prolific career in musical theatre, most recently starring as Nick Massi on the UK tour of Jersey Boys. Other roles in UK tours include Ghost and Legally Blonde, and West End credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rent and Whistle Down the Wind.
Katie Hartland will make her professional musical theatre debut carrying the watermelons as she takes on the role of ‘Baby Houseman’, having graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015.
Dirty Dancing –The Classic Story On Stage originally opened at London’s Aldwych Theatre in 2006 with a record-breaking advance of £15 million, making it the fastest ever selling show in West End theatre history. The production became the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre and played to over 2 million people during its triumphant 5 year run.
Mon 14 – Sat 19 August 2017
Mon – Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tickets: Mon – Thu: £44, Fri 5.30pm: £37.50, Fri 8.30pm & Sat: £46.50
Discounts: £5 off. Groups 10 or more: £7.50 off
Premium seats (Fri 8.30pm & Sat 7.30pm): £51.50 includes best seats, free programme and cloakroom
Book tickets at The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or online at www.hawth.co.uk.