The cast for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of Dirty Dancing has been announced. The tour will begin in May 2023 following its successful run at the Dominion Theatre in London.
Cast for Dirty Dancing UK and Ireland Tour:
Michael O’Reilly and Kira Malou, will reprise their roles of Johnny and Baby retrospectively for the tour.
The rest of the company includes Georgia Aspinall as Penny Johnson, Jack Loy as Dr Jake Houseman, Taryn Sudding as Marjorie Houseman, Daisy Steere as Lisa Houseman, Danny Colligan as Billy Kostecki, Colin Charles as Tito Suarez, Christian James as Neil Kellerman, Mark McKerracher as Max Kellerman, and Lydia Sterling as Elizabeth.
The show will also feature Mark Faith, Lowri Hamilton, Tyler Lotzof, Jody Zimmerman, Eva Phillips, Callum Fitzgerald, Michael Nelson, Joel Benjamin, Akeem Ellis-Hyman, Jenna Warne, Taylor Bridges, Daisy West, Aaron J Smith, Ayden Morgan, and Thomas Inge.
The production is directed by Federico Bellone and choreographed by Austin Wilks, with costumes designed by Jennifer Irwin, lighting by Valerio Tiberi, sound design by Chris Whybrow, music supervision by Conrad Helfrich, and supervising musical direction by Richard John. The show is written by Eleanor Bergstein and produced by Karl Sydow in association with Lionsgate and Magic Hour Productions.
The tour will start on 25 May at the New Wimbledon Theatre in south London. After that it will visit Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, Birmingham, Oxford, Newcastle, Cork, Belfast, Dublin, Derry, Blackpool, Bradford, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Canterbury and Hull.
Dirty Dancing is a musical based on the 1987 film of the same name. The musical tells the story of Baby Houseman, a sheltered young woman who falls in love with Johnny Castle, a dance instructor, during a summer vacation.