Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage

UK & Ireland Tour

General Manager


Photography by Tristram Kenton
Photography by Tristram Kenton
Photography by Tristram Kenton
Photography by Tristram Kenton

Following the record-breaking 2011-2013 nationwide tour, Playful Productions general managed and tour booked for the UK and Ireland tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage. The tour launched at the Bristol Hippodrome on 15 March 2014 and toured to cities including Sheffield, Newcastle, Southampton, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Oxford, Eastbourne, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Plymouth, Bradford, Canterbury, Norwich, Aberdeen and Llandudno where the tour ended on 17 October 2015. The production was written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer of the phenomenally successful 1987 film.

The production was directed by Sarah Tipple, with choreography by Kate Champion, set design by Stephen Brimson Lewis, music supervision by Conrad Helfrich, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Bobby Aitken, video and projection design by Jon Driscoll, costume design by Jennifer Irwin and casting by Debbie O’Brien.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage was produced by Karl Sydow and Joye Entertainment, in association with Lionsgate and Magic Hour Productions.

“A fabulous feast for all the senses” Bristol Post ★★★★★

“The stage version of the hit film is electric” Birmingham Mail ★★★★★