Review: Dirty Dancing, Festival Theatre

Review: Dirty Dancing, Festival Theatre

“Sorry for the interruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season,” announces Michael O’Reilly as Dirty Dancing draws to a close on opening night. The iconic line is met with the type of deafening whoops and cheers that are usually reserved for chart-topping boy bands. Considering his likeness to the late Patrick Swayze, both physically and in the way he embraces his role as the tough-but-loveable Johnny Castle, it’s not surprising…

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Review: Dirty Dancing, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Dirty Dancing, Edinburgh Playhouse

For die-hard fans who didn’t exactly have the time of their lives watching last week’s televised remake of the hit 1987 film, Dirty Dancing, the stage production (thankfully) doesn’t disappoint. Raunchy, passionate and fun, this all new record breaking, concept show directed by Federico Bellone has already taken a staggering £10 million since hitting the road last August and looks set to get audiences hot under the collar on its current UK tour. Based on…

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