See it if You love the movie
Don't see it if you only like the classics
See it if You love the movie and want an enjoyable night out.
Don't see it if If you want a literal copy of the movie
See it if You like the film and the music.
Don't see it if You want a musical with a rich plot.
See it if You LOVE the film and only if you love the film. It is shot for shot the film. Nothing impressive or clever.
Don't see it if You don’t like, tolerate or even just like the film.
See it if You like a good dance show with a story and a great live band
Don't see it if You wanna see a musical
See it if you like the film
Don't see it if you’re expecting something more than the film
See it if You love the film, enjoy big dance numbers and love the characters
Don't see it if You don’t like the film or don’t like dance musicals
See it if If you love the film and want to see it live.
Don't see it if If you expect something different from the movie.
"With its infectious mix of chart-topping tracks, explosive dance routines, and that lift, 'Dirty Dancing' at the Dominion Theatre is a joyous musical tonic. You’ll wish you could book a one-way trip to Kellerman’s."
"It doesn’t make for a perfect piece of theatre, but I’d hardly begrudge those audience members that moment of joy."
"This show is importantly a stage adaptation, not a musical nor a play. It has taken a classic and well loved movie and transformed it into a fun, dance filled production with a fantastic cast."
But none of these quibbles will matter a jot to those who just want to see their favourite film played out live, complete with glittering pink signs, lovingly re-created details and the famous end lift. If that’s what you’re after, you’ll definitely have the time of your life.
Dirty Dancing is a reproduction of the fan favourite film, so a stage version was sure to be a hit. However, what does this stage adaptation add to this well-known film? The answer is sadly, not much.
The show is more concerned with the flashy show-stopping scenes such as the joyful ending, when a talented dance ensemble and (somewhat undermaximised) band fill the stage alongside the key performers. Fun and straightforward – in those moments, Dirty Dancing seldom puts a foot wrong.