Hull New Theatre one of only two UK venues to host hit show

Simone Covele (Penny) Michael O’Reilly (Johnny); Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage. Photo: Alastair Muir

Hull New Theatre will be the first venue to host a limited tour of the dazzling Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage next year.

The venue is one of only two theatres in the UK to have the honour of bringing the show to the stage from 14 July until 18 July, 2020.

 Relive the iconic tale of Baby and Johnny as they kick, kick, slide their way through the production, which features the sensational songs Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me and the heart – stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.  

Based on the smash – hit film, the story follows 17 year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman as she visits an upstate New York resort with her family, where she meets the dancer with a bad boy reputation.

After discovering an all-night dance party at the staff quarters she is mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, and can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor. 

Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off, and two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

Tickets are on sale from 10am, Friday, 29 November. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit to book online.

[David Paine – Hull City Council]