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Piccadilly Theatre

Denman Street W1D 7DY

Dirty Dancing

Piccadilly theatre 3D location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008 Piccadilly Theatre - Viva Forever photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2012

Show Details

Preview 13th Jul 13
Opens 13th Jul 13
Closes 23rd Feb 14

Show Times

Tues - Sat 7.30 pm
Sun 7.00 pm
MatineƩ Sat & Sun
2.30 pm

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A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.

A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at 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.


  • Jill Winternitz - Baby Houseman
  • Paul-Michael Jones - Johnny Castle
  • Charlotte Gooch - Penny Johnson
  • Colin Charles - Tito Suarez
  • James Coombes - Dr. Jake Houseman
  • Mark Faith - Mr Schumacher
  • Stefan Menaul - Neil Kellerman
  • Julia J Nagle - Marjorie Houseman
  • Michael Remick - Max Kellerman
  • Wayne Smith - Billy Kostecki
  • Emilia Williams - Lisa Houseman
  • Jonathan Cordin
  • Gemma Fuller
  • Rebecca Hodge
  • Faisal Khodabukus
  • Callum Nicol
  • Rosa O'Reilly
  • Adam Philpott
  • Kate-Emma Portlock
  • Stephanie Powell
  • Joseph Prouse
  • Aaron Richardson
  • Claire Rogers
  • Russell Smith
  • Lizzie Stavrou
  • Will Tyle
  • Tara Verloop

  • Director - Sarah Tipple
  • Design - Stephen Brimson-Lewis
  • Lighting - Tim Mitchell
  • Choreography - Kate Champion
  • Costume - Jennifer Irwin
  • Sound - Bobby Aitken
  • Producer - Karl Sydow & Amber Jacobsen
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