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London News Dirty Dancing Musical Returns to the West End January 21

Federico Bellone directs with choreography by Austin Wilks.

Kira Malou and Michael O'Reilly in Dirty Dancing
Kira Malou and Michael O'Reilly in Dirty Dancing Mark Senior

Following a record-breaking run last year, Dirty DancingThe Classic Story On Stage returns to London's Dominion Theatre January 21 with performances scheduled through April 29.

Federico Bellone again directs with choreography by Austin Wilks.

Reprising their roles from the 2022 West End cast are Michael O’Reilly (West Side Story) and Kira Malou (Fame) as Johnny and Baby, respectively, as well as former cast members Charlotte Gooch (Singinin the Rain U.K. tour) as Penny Johnson, Georgina Castle (Cinderella) as Lisa Houseman, Lynden Edwards (A Little Night Music) as Jake Houseman, Jackie Morrison (The Last Ship U.S. tour) as Marjorie Houseman, Colin Charles (We Will Rock You) as Tito Suarez, Michael Remick (Follies) as Max Kellerman, and Tony Stansfield (Little Women) as Mr. Schumacher.

Joining these artists are Danny Colligan (Les Misérables) as Billy Kostecki, Alastair Crosswell (Singinin the Rain U.K. tour) as Neil Kellerman, and Lydia Sterling as Elizabeth, plus Chrissy Brooke, Inez Budd, Lily Laight, Hollie-Ann Lowe, Callum Fitzgerald, Nathan Ryles, Joel Benjamin, Shaquille Brush, Carly Miles, Ben Middleton, Lee Nicholson, Ayden Morgan, Miles Russell, Tom Parsons, Morgan Burgess, Tom Mussell, Christopher Fry, and Charlotte Coggin.

The production’s book is written by Eleanor Bergstein, screenwriter of the original 1987 film. The musical follows Baby and Johnny, two independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in the most challenging summer of their lives. Songs include "Hungry Eyes," "Hey! Baby," "Do You Love Me?," and "(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life."

The creative team also includes lighting designer Valerio Tiberi, sound designer Chris Whybrow, and supervising musical director Richard John.

Karl Sydow produces in association with Lionsgate and Magic Hour Productions.

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See Kira Malou and Michael O'Reilly in Dirty Dancing

 
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