Friday, August 5

Casting news for tour of Dirty Dancing

Rehearsals are under way for the tour of Dirty Dancing which opens at Bristol Hippodrome on 1st September, but casting news is very hard to come by.

All I have so far is that Paul-Michael Jones (Mamma Mia, Never Forget tour)  is playing Johnny Castle (the Patrick Swayze role) and Emily Holt (tour of Grease) is playing the show’s heroine Frances “Baby” Houseman who is taught to dance by hunky Johnny while at holiday camp. They are both pictured here at the Manchester launch.

West End performer Shona Lindsay (Grease, Chicago, Aspects of Love, Phantom, the King and I) is also in the cast with Aimie Atkinson playing Elizabeth, Charlotte Gooch is Penny and Neil Kellerman is Joe Evans. Russell Smith (ensemble in Dirty Dancing London) is swing/dance captain


Anonymous said...

Charlotte Gooch is playing Penny. Russell Smith (in the ensemble in Dirty Dancing in London) is swing/dance captain.

Theatre Spy said...

Thank you so much that. The cast of this production is very late in being announced. Have added your names to the blog and web page.

Anonymous said...

The best thing about Dirty Dancing is the show sells itself;also you can't get away with having celebs as the leads unless they are excellent dancers.Doubtless they will dig up some "name" for Billy though.

Theatre Spy said...

Well whoever is playing Billy, they're keeping it very quiet!

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