THE new tour of Dirty Dancing is heading to Cardiff from Monday, March 27 to Saturday, April 1.
Starring Lewis Griffiths as Johnny Castle, Katie Hartland as Baby Houseman and Carlie Milner as Penny Johnson, the UK tour has taken more than £10 million since it hit the road last August.
The 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, returns to the UK, following two West End runs, two UK tours, and various international productions.
This record-breaking all new concept of the show is directed by Federico Bellone, choreographed by Gillian Bruce with set design re-imagined by Italian designer Roberto Comotti. It premiered in Milan in July 2015, subsequently packing out the 15,000 seat Roman Arena in Verona, and then played a season in Rome.
Lewis Griffiths has had a career in musical theatre, most recently starring as Nick Massi on the UK tour of Jersey Boys. Other roles in UK tours include Ghost and Legally Blonde, and West End credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rent and Whistle Down the Wind.
Katie Hartland made her professional musical theatre debut carrying the watermelons as Baby Houseman, having graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015.
Carlie Milner is part of the Dirty Dancing family; starting as a member of the ensemble in 2014, she covered and subsequently took over the role of Penny in 2015.
The rest of the company are Julian Harries as Jake Houseman, Simone Craddock as Marjorie Houseman, Tony Stansfield as Max Kellerman, Trevor Michael Georges as Tito Suarez, Lizzie Ottley as Lisa Houseman, Michael Kent as Billy Kostecki, Greg Fossard as Neil Kellerman, Nigel Nevinson as Mr Schumacher, Daniela Pobega as Elizabeth, and Camilla Rowland as Vivian.
Also joining the company are Gabby Antrobus, Imogen Brooke, Simon Campbell, Robert Colvin, Katie Eccles, Beth Highsted, Samuel John Humphreys, Megan Louch, Ashley Rumble, Callum Sterling, Austin Wilks and Karl James Wilson, who is the alternate Johnny Castle.
Dirty Dancing will be performed at the New Theatre, Cardiff, with tickets costing from £11 to £65.
Please note bookings are subject to a ticketing service charge - exemptions apply.
For further details about the show or to book tickets visit newtheatrecardiff.co.uk or call the box office on 029 2087 8889.