Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, Australia on 18 November 2004. Following this, the production went on a national tour of Australia and New Zealand, visiting Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. In total, the show had a sell-out season of 18 months throughout Australia and New Zealand. A new production opened at the Theater Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany in March 2006 where it broke records for achieving the HIGHEST ADVANCE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY.
Following this success, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage broke more records in London where it opened on 24 October 2006 at the Aldwych Theatre. Following the end of the first ever UK tour, Dirty Dancing has returned to London for a strictly limited season at the Piccadilly Theatre and a new UK tour will launch in Bristol in March 2014.
On holiday in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, 17 year old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters when an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, ‘Baby’ can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor and learns a thing or two about dancing. But ‘Baby’s’ life changes forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.