There are not many films that have captured the hearts of the nation quite like Dirty Dancing.
Three decades after the box office smash hit film its appeal shows no signs of waning.
The musical adaptation of Dirty Dancing has enjoyed similar success, enjoying stints all over the world and becoming the fast-selling and longest running show at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End.
In case you need reminding the story tells the coming of age tale of ‘Baby’ Houseman whilst on holiday with her parents, which sees her eyes opened to a totally different side of life she has never experienced before by holiday rep dance teacher, Jonny Castle.
What makes the stage show as popular as the film is the fact that it doesn’t attempt to change its winning formula.
Instead, it faithfully follows the plot of the film and keeps all the elements that turned the film into a cult classic –loads of seriously risqué dance moves, cheesy one-liners, a fantastic soundtrack and, of course, the famous lift scene at the end!
Featuring 35 songs, which come thick and fast throughout, including “Hungry Eyes”, “Be My Baby” “She’s Like The Wind”, “Do You Love Me”, “Hey Baby” and “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”, Dirty Dancing is the ultimate feel-good show.
Whether Dirty Dancing is your favourite film or a guilty pleasure, make sure you catch it on tour this year on a coach break with Caledonian Travel.