Extra date for Dirty Dancing

Jill Winternitz and Paul Michael Jones in Dirty Dancing''Photo credit: Alastair Muir
Jill Winternitz and Paul Michael Jones in Dirty Dancing''Photo credit: Alastair Muir

Due to continuing overwhelming demand, the producers of Dirty Dancing and the Theatre Royal Nottingham have announced that another extra performance has been added to the popular show’s three-week run at the Theatre Royal Nottingham.

The addition of this extra midweek matinee performance for Wednesday, February 20, at 2.30pm follows huge ticket demand for the show, which will run from Tuesday, February 12, to Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Jonathan Saville, director of sales, marketing and development for the Theatre Royal Nottingham, said: “The demand for Dirty Dancing tickets continues to be phenomenal.

“It is going to be one of 2013’s hottest tickets and we are delighted the producers have agreed to another extra performance. Tickets have just gone on sale, so please don’t miss out on the chance to see this sensational show”.

Written by Eleanor Bergstein, scriptwriter and co-producer of the phenomenally successful 1987 film, the production features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film with exciting extra scenes added in.

The production stars Paul Michael Jones and Jill Winternitz.

For ticket details, call the box office on 0115 9895555.

the unforgettable soundtrack, such as ‘Do You Love Me?’, ‘Hungry Eyes’ and the Academy Award Winning ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, plus many more songs that weren’t on the original recording, making the show a truly extraordinary live experience.

Over five million people worldwide have now seen this sensational production, with the London show alone having been seen by over one million audience members. Having opened in London in 2006, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage was sold out six months in advance. The show played for five triumphant years at the Aldwych Theatre, breaking all box office records with advance ticket sales of over £15 million, which made it the fastest ever selling West End show.

The first ever UK tour opened in Bristol in September 2011, and has since broken box office records across the country, making it one of the most successful tours in UK history.

Paul-Michael Jones, who has attracted huge critical and public acclaim on the tour so far, continues to star as ‘Johnny Castle’, one of the most iconic roles in popular culture, made famous around the world by Patrick Swayze in the 1987 smash hit movie. Paul-Michael trained at Laine Theatre Arts, graduating in 2007. His theatre credits include ‘Eddie’ in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales); understudying and performing the roles of ‘Jake’ and ‘Adrian’ in Never Forget (UK tour); ‘Jack’ in Jack & The Beanstalk (Victoria Theatre, Halifax); We Will Rock You (Cologne) and dance captain in Fame – the Musical (European tour). He has also represented England as a Latin American and Ballroom Dancer, as one of the top two English couples, at The World Championships in Singapore.

American performer Jill Winternitz stars as ‘Baby’. She has a strong theatrical background, having trained at RADA before playing a wide range of roles including Ophelia in Hamlet, and the Prioress in The Canterbury Tales.

Nicky Griffiths stars as ‘Penny Johnson’. Nicky has starred in Mamma Mia, Hairspray and Wicked in the West End, Grease on tour, and in the popular North Norfolk Christmas spectacular at Thursford.

For more information or to book tickets please contact Box Office on (0115) 989 5555 or online at www.trch.co.uk

For media enquiries, please contact Lucy Thomas, Theatre Royal Nottingham press office 0115 989 5537 or lucy.thomas@nottinghamcity.gov.uk



Theatre Royal Nottingham

Tuesday 12 February – Saturday 2 March 2013

Performance Times: Mon – Thurs 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Weds 20 & 27 Feb matinee 2.30pm

Ticket Prices: £48.50 - £20 plus concessions available. £70 Premium tickets available in Dress Circle for all performances

Website and online booking: www.trch.co.uk

Box Office: 0115 989 5555