Dirty Dancing announces first ever national tour
aaamusic | On 30, Oct 2010
The producers of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, one of the most successful hit musicals in West End history, are delighted to announce the launch of the first ever national tour, opening in September 2011. The first seven cities are announced today, with further dates to be added.
Now in its triumphant fifth year at the Aldwych Theatre, Dirty Dancing, opened in the West End in 2006, breaking all box office records with advanced ticket sales of over £15 million, which made it the fastest selling show in West End history. It has since played to over 1 million people, receiving nightly standing ovations and continuing to enthral and delight, and as a result, over 250,000 tickets have just been put on sale, extending the London run to 29th October 2011.
The success of the London show, which will continue to play at the Aldwych Theatre, has led to overwhelming demand from fans to experience the iconic love story that is Dirty Dancing in their home cities, and the producers are therefore delighted to announce this major new venture for the production.
The brand new Dirty Dancing tour will open at the Bristol Hippodrome on Thursday 1st September 2011 and will then play in the following cities:
Bristol – Bristol Hippodrome, Thursday 1st September to Saturday 8th October 2011
Glasgow – King’s Theatre, Wednesday 19th October to Saturday 12th November 2011
Manchester – Manchester Palace, Tuesday 22nd November 2011 to Saturday 7th January 2012
Dublin – Grand Canal Theatre, Tuesday 17th January to Saturday 25th February 2012
Aberdeen – His Majesty’s Theatre, Tuesday 6th to Saturday 31st March 2012
Southampton – Mayflower Theatre, Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 28th April 2012
Milton Keynes – Milton Keynes Theatre, Tuesday 1st to Saturday 26th May 2012
With further dates to be announced early 2011.