Dirty Dancing musical tour to visit Oxford's New Theatre

By Jessica Durston - 15 May 2023

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After finishing its record-breaking run at the Dominion Theatre this April, the tour of 'Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage' will be stopping off at Oxford's New Theatre this July.

The musical will be visiting the New Theatre from 25 - 29 July. 

Tickets for the Oxford dates can be found online at https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/dirty-dancing/new-theatre-oxford/

A spokesperson describes the show: "Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing, this triumphant stage production, inspired by the wildly popular film, follows the iconic story of Baby and Johnny. Featuring the hit songs 'Hungry Eyes', ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart-stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’."

Michael O’Reilly (West Side Story, Leicester Curve; Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies, Theatre Royal Plymouth) and Kira Malou (Fame, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre; Penny on Mars, Disney Plus) will reprise their roles as Johnny and Baby on this tour.

Producer Karl Sydow says: "I am thrilled about the success of the second Dominion Theatre season and to be going out on tour for the fifth time since 2011.We have an amazing cast for this new tour."

Completing the cast will be: Georgia Aspinall (Penny Johnson), Jack Loy (Dr Jake Houseman), Taryn Sudding (Marjorie Houseman), Daisy Steere (Lisa Houseman), Danny Colligan (Billy Kostecki), Colin Charles (Tito Suarez), Christian James (Neil Kellerman), Mark McKerracher (Max Kellerman), Lydia Sterling (Elizabeth) with 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.

Kellerman’s Band includes: Richard John (Supervising Musical Director), Morgan Burgess, Tom Parsons, Tom Mussell, Tim Wade and Gabriel Askew.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, written by Eleanor Bergstein, is directed by Federico Bellone (West Side Story, Milan; Sunset Boulevard, Milan) and choreographed by Austin Wilks (Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage, UK tour and Dominion Theatre).

The creative team are completed by Costume Designer Jennifer Irwin, Lighting Designer Valerio Tiberi, Sound Designer Chris Whybrow, Music Supervisor Conrad Helfrich and Supervising Musical Director Richard John.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is produced by Karl Sydow in association with Lionsgate and Magic Hour Productions.


2023 tour dates:

WIMBLEDON -New Wimbledon Theatre: 25 - 27 May


MANCHESTER - Palace Theatre: 30 May - 3 June

LEEDS - Grand Theatre:  6 – 10 June

LIVERPOOL – Empire: 13 - 17 June

BOURNEMOUTH – Pavilion: 20 - 24 June


CARDIFF -New Theatre: 27 JUNE - 1 JULY

STOKE-ON-TRENT - Regent Theatre: 4 - 8 July

SHEFFIELD - Lyceum Theatre: 11 - 15 July

BIRMINGHAM - The Alexandra Theatre: 18 - 22 July

OXFORD  - New Theatre: 25 - 29 July


NEWCASTLE - Theatre Royal: 1 - 5 August

CORK - Opera House: 15 - 19 August


BELFAST - Grand Opera House: 22 August – 2 September

DUBLIN- Bord Gáis Energy Theatre


DERRY - Millennium Forum: 19 - 23 September


BLACKPOOL - Winter Gardens: 26 September - 7 October

BRADFORD – Alhambra: 10 - 14 October

ABERDEEN - His Majesty's Theatre: 17 – 21 October

GLASGOW King's Theatre: 24 - 28 October


CANTERBURY - Marlowe Theatre: 31 October – 4 November

HULL - New Theatre: 7 - 18 November

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