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Gareth Bailey as Johnny, Roseanna Frascona as Baby and Claire Rogers as Penny in Dirty Dancing
Gareth Bailey as Johnny, Roseanna Frascona as Baby and Claire Rogers as Penny in Dirty Dancing
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The stage show of one of the most iconic movies of all time is showing over Christmas and New Year.

The romantic coming of age musical Dirty Dancing will provide an excellent alternative for theatre goers seeking something other than a pantomime.

The tantalising dance sequences, moves and music will come alive on stage and fill New Theatre, Oxford from December 9 through to January 3.

The unforgettable soundtrack including Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and the award winning (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life make the show an extraordinary live experience.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey brought the story to life on the big screen more than 25 years ago.

Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman (Grey)falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle (Swayze).

As they train together for the dance finale they practice the most iconic move, when Baby literally jumps into Johnny’s arms and is held aloft above his head.

Gareth Bailey takes on Swayze’s role as Johnny in the stage show, a role Bailey has also played with the West End company at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Roseanna Frascona plays the role of Baby, discovering love and life in a summer she will never forget.

There are evening and matinee performances, with the full schedule on the theatre website or from the box office on 0844 871 3020. Ticket prices are from £10 to £75.

The first ever UK tour of the show a few years ago achieved unprecedented box office receipts, standing ovations and five star reviews, so make sure to book early.