Aldwych Theatre
Aldwych WC2B 4DF
Dirty Dancing
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Aldwych Theatre photo Photo ©Tony Reading 2008
Show Details
Preview 29th Sept 06
Opens 24th Oct 06
Closes 9th Jul 11
Show Times
Monday - Saturday 7.30 pm
Matinée Fri & Sat 3.00 pm

Local Info
Top Class restaurants nearby;

Chez Gerard (French)
The Opera Terrace
The Piazza
020 7379 0666

Palm Court Brasserie (French)
39 King Street
020 7395 5803

Loch Fyne (Fish & Seafood)
2 - 4 Catherine Street
020 7240 4999

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A note from the author

We put this AVMovie together (a compilation of still photos and video clips) to show off London theatres as they are seen most often by theatre goers – by night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and  informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.

The story

The Film released in 1987 film starred Jennifer Grey as the teenage baby who falls in love with the camp's dance instructor was played by Patrick Swayze. The teenager heroine falls for the camp's dancing instructor. She's middle class and well-to-do and he's working class. There is plenty of 60's nostalgia including the quaint acceptance of girls being called 'baby'. It was one of the most successful independent films of all time.

The stage version featuring live music has had the audience dancing in their seats for at least some of the running time 2hrs 30mins. Eleanor Bergstein adapted her film for the theatre and said the show has everything from the film "and more."

Dirty Dancing has made a lot of money. It's emphasised in many of the write-ups - even boasting 11M advance sales which a year or so on was quoted as £12 million at the box office. There is no doubt the show has been popular.

The production

The dancing and singing are spectacular. Youthful and enthusiastic performances The show got good reviews all round (they quoted the Observer as saying it was "the biggest live theatre sensation of all time" (wow) and had an audience. of devotees from the film. The soundtrack - including the Oscar-winning (I've Had) The Time Of My Life - has sold more than 41 million copies.

Dirty Dancing stars are Johnny Wright as Johnny Castle and Hannah Vassallo as Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman.
Director - James Powell,
Choreography - Kate Champion.

© 2011 Updated 7th Nov 2010