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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.
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury | 4th – 22nd August 2015
Following it’s phenominal record breaking run in 2013 Dirty Dancing returns to Caterbury for a
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across
the globe, this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
Featuring hit songs including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life, don’t miss your chance to see the fastest selling show in West End history.
You’ll have the time of your life!
Fri: 5pm & 8.30pm
Sat: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
TICKETS (bkg fees apply*)
Fri & Sat performances:
Premier Seats: £75
£52, £46.50, £42, £36.50
Premier Seats: £75
£45.50, £41, £34.50, £29.50
Concessions: £3 off price bands A, B & C (Mon-Thu, limited availability)
The Marlowe Friends: £5 off price bands A, B & C (Tue 4 & Wed 5 Aug, limited availability)
Discovery Tickets (for 16-26yrs & full-time students): £8 (Tue 4 Aug, limited availability, bkg fees apply*)
Groups: Bring 10 or more people and get 10% off. Bring 25 or more people and get 15% off. (limited availability).
*Booking Fees Apply. By phone & in person: £1 per ticket booking fee. Online: 75p per ticket booking fee. The Marlowe Friends: 75p per ticket booking fee (by phone, in person & online). The maximum fee you will be charged when booking by phone or in person is £8. Booking fees are unlimited online.
An extra charge of £1 applies if you would also like your tickets posted. Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge. There is no booking fee made for group bookings of 15 tickets or more or customers with access needs, when booking by phone or in person.
TRIBUTE TO DIRTY DANCING SOUNDTRACK CHA-CHAS BACK INTO CRAWLEY
Stage Acts Entertainment’s smash hit tribute to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is returning to The Hawth in Crawley on Friday 27 February at 7.30pm. Last year the cast were surprised to be joined on stage by Strictly Come Dancing’s Pixie Lott. The star was there to support her best friend Carla who was then a member of the cast. This year the production embarks on it’s 5th Anniversary tour (minus Pixie) and is a fully choreographed, highly interactive celebration of the music from the iconic movie, Dirty Dancing.
Musical theatre stalwart Julian Essex-Spurrier (Saturday Night Fever, West Side Story) will lead the production having played numerous iconic leading roles previously. He’s joined by Aimie Atkinson (Carnaby Street, Never Forget) who was the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre and returns to the production for a third season.
An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is directed by Paul Spicer with choreography by Leanne Harwood and pays homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. A high energy emotional roller-coaster of an evening with breathtaking choreography and buckets of nostalgia. Includes the classic songs: Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.
Paul Spicer said “The atmosphere is always electric. We totally encourage our audiences to sing and dance and immerse themselves in the summer of ’63. I watch people leave the theatre on a real high. I’ve seen people burst into tears of happiness! This is a multi-award winning soundtrack steeped in nostalgia. I challenge anyone to come along and not have a fantastic time.” Please note this production is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage in the West End or on tour in the UK or worldwide.
“A thoroughly entertaining, visually stunning extravaganza” – The Public Reviews
“All singing, all dancing, highly watchable entertaining” – The Stage
Tickets £21.50 / Discounts £19.50
Telephone: 01293 553636
Hawth Ave, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ