Nobody puts Baby in the corner, but somebody's putting baby on the West End! The record-breaking musical adaptation of the classic film Dirty Dancing will return to London’s West End following a nationwide tour across the U.K. and Ireland. The show will bow at the Piccadilly Theatre on July 13.
Over two million audience members have had the time of their lives at Dirty Dancing, which opened at the West End’s Aldwych Theatre in October 2006. The show closed in July 2011 (but not before earning the honor of longest-running show at the Aldwych) and embarked on a two-year national tour. Due to overwhelming demand, a new U.K. tour is also scheduled to launch in March 2014.
Written by Eleanor Bergstein (screenwriter of the hit 1987 film) and directed by Sarah Tipple, the show tells the story of a teenage girl’s relationship with a dance instructor whom she meets while on vacation with her family one fateful summer. The stage adaptation of Dirty Dancing features a slew of pop music hits including “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby” and the Academy Award-winning song “I’ve Had The Time of My Life.”
Check out clips from the touring production of Dirty Dancing below!