Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Aldwych Theatre, West End

General Manager


Photographer David Scheinmann
Photographer David Scheinmann
Photographer David Scheinmann
Photographer David Scheinmann
Photographer David Scheinmann
Photographer David Scheinmann

Playful Productions general managed the original production of Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre. One of the most successful musicals in West End history, Dirty Dancing opened on 29 September 2006 with a record breaking £15 million advance in sales and a completely sold out run for the first six months, making it the fastest selling show in West End history, and ran for 5 years, ending on 9 July 2011.

Written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer of the phenomenally successful 1987 film, the production was directed by James Powell and choreographed by Kate Champion, with music supervision by Conrad Helfrich, set design by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Bobby Aitken, costume design by Jennifer Irwin, video and projection design by Jon Driscoll and casting by Irene Cotton.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage was produced by Jacobsen Entertainment & Karl Sydow in association with Lionsgate & Magic Hour Productions.

“Spectacular… a gorgeous feast of dance” Financial Times

“A youthful and sexy cast dazzle and delight… this crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot” Sunday Express