An Evening of Dirty Dancing Returns to The Hawth

Laura Ellis & James Davies-Williams
Laura Ellis & James Davies-Williams



Stage Acts Entertainment’s smash hit tribute to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is returning to The Hawth in Crawley on 27th February. Last year the cast were surprised to be joined on stage by Strictly Come Dancing’s Pixie Lotte. The star was there to support her best friend Carla who was then a member of the cast. This year the production embarks on it’s 5th Anniversary tour (minus Pixie) and is a fully choreographed, highly interactive celebration of the music from the iconic movie, Dirty Dancing.

Musical theatre stalwart Julian Essex-Spurrier will lead the production having played numerous iconic leading roles including Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever, Rocky in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Riff in West Side Story and Rusty in Starlight Express. He’s joined by Aimie Atkinson who was the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre and returns to the production for a third season having recently played the leading role of Penny in Carnaby Street The Musical and Chloe in the Take That musical, Never Forget.

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is directed by Paul Spicer with choreography by Leanne Harwood and pays homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. A high energy emotional roller-coaster of an evening with breathtaking choreography and buckets of nostalgia. Includes the classic songs: Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

Paul Spicer said “The atmosphere is always electric. We totally encourage our audiences to sing and dance and immerse themselves in the summer of ’63. I watch people leave the theatre on a real high. I’ve seen people burst into tears of happiness! This is a multi-award winning soundtrack steeped in nostalgia. I challenge anyone to come along and not have a fantastic time.” Please note this production is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage in the West End or on tour in the UK or worldwide.

A thoroughly entertaining, visually stunning extravaganza – The Public Reviews

All singing, all dancing, highly watchable entertaining – The Stage

Tickets £21.50 / £19.50 concessions, Available from; tel 01293 553636

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