1. Book to see Dirty Dancing at the New Victoria Theatre Woking from Monday 18 – Saturday 23 March #Musicals #Theatre #Woking
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, the sensationally sexy show and world-wide phenomenon, is coming back to the New Victoria Theatre from Monday 18 – Saturday 23 March. Playing the roles made famous by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey will be Michael O’Reilly and Kira Malou.
As ‘Johnny Castle’, one half of one of the best-loved duos in popular culture, Michael is making his professional debut in the show after graduating in dance and musical theatre from Bird College, and is thrilled to be donning Johnny’s iconic shades and leather jacket. While training he performed as a dancer at The Classic BRIT Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards and appeared in Magic Mike Live on the Britain’s Got Talent 2018 final.
Kira Malou, stars as idealistic ‘Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman’. Kira is a member of the Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage family already, having played the role of ‘Baby’ regularly during the 2016-17 UK tour, as well as being a member of the ensemble. A previous winner of The Stage Scholarship, Kira has performed as a dancer with Ellie Goulding on Children in Need, and at the UEFA World Cup opening ceremony. She has also just finished her first TV series playing the lead role of ‘Mimy’ in the new Disney series School Hacks.
Simone Covele will star as ‘Penny Johnson’. Since graduating in 2013, Simone has performed extensively in her home country of Australia, as well as internationally, and was a soloist at the world-famous Moulin Rouge in Paris.
Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensational dancing, the classic 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’, is back by popular demand and mamboing into Woking between Monday 18 and Saturday 23 March 2019 with all the stand-out lines and favourite moments from the iconic 1987 film as well as exciting extra scenes.
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing when she stumbles across an all-night dance party at the staff quarters of her holiday resort. 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. The two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.