Casting announced for Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage has announced casting for the new 2018/19 UK tour, Michael O’Reilly will star as Johnny Castle, Kira Malou will play Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and Simone Covele joins the company as Penny Johnson.

Joining Michael, Kira and Simone will be will be Lynden Edwards (Dr. Jake Houseman), Lori Haley Fox (Marjorie Houseman), Lizzie Ottley (Lisa Houseman), Alex Wheeler (Billy Kostecki), Jack McKenzie (Max Kellerman), Greg Fossard (Neil Kellerman), Colin Charles (Tito Suarez), Mark Faith (Mr Schumacher) and Sian Gentle-Green (Elizabeth). Also joining the company are Amelia Armstrong, Tom Bowen, Shaquille Brush, Stan Doughty, Katie Eccles, Millie Hood, Kieran Kuypers, Ben Mabberley, Sophia McAvoy, Alessia McDermot, Carlie Milner, Oliver Ramsdale, Ashley Rumble, Miles Russell and Austin Wilks.

Produced by Karl Sydow & Joye Entertainment in association with Lionsgate, Magic Hour Productions and Triple A Entertainment Group, and written by Eleanor Bergstein – script writer of the phenomenally successful 1987 film – the production features the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film, as well as exciting extra scenes.