Hit screen-to-stage musical Dirty Dancing returns to the West End in February next year for an 11-week run. Following its UK tour this year, the iconic story of Baby and Johnny will open at London’s Dominion Theatre for a limited season from 2 February to 16 April 2022.
Producer Karl Sydow said:
“We can’t wait to bring this amazing show back to the West End, after dazzling audiences across the UK and Ireland. Now more than ever, theatre needs the excitement and joy that Dirty Dancing brings – you’ll have the time of your life!”
Seen by millions across the globe, Dirty Dancing 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 the original 1987 script by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Federico Bellone (West Side Story, Milan; Sunset Boulevard, Milan), the creative team are completed by lighting designer Valerio Tiberi (Ghost the Musical, Italian national tour), sound designer Armando Vertullo (Jersey Boys, Italian national tour), supervising musical director Richard John (Legally Blonde, Savoy Theatre; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Savoy Theatre), choreographer Austin Wilks (Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage, Piccadilly Theatre) and costume designer Jennifer Irwin (Royal New Zealand Ballet, Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games).
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage originally opened in 2006 at West End’s Aldwych Theatre, where it became the longest-running show in the Aldwych’s history, playing to over 2 million people during its five-year run.
Casting for the new London season is still to be announced.