Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage (West End) London Reviews and Tickets
Entertaining, Disappointing, Overrated, Great staging, Romantic
About the Show
The musical adaptation of the classic 80s film returns to the West End.
While on a lakeside family holiday in the Catskills, Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman stumbles upon a raucous party held for the resort's staff. Captivated by their racy dance moves, Baby yearns to get in on the action, especially when she catches sight of the resort's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. This sets in motion a summer she'll never forget as Baby becomes Johnny's leading lady both on and off the dance-floor.
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.
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.