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Issue:- 6 February 2015

Dirty Dancing is heading to Liverpool Empire in 2015!
Photographs by Chris Nash.

THE Producers of the UK and Ireland tour of 'Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage' are delighted to announce that 8 new venues have been added to its run. Now the record breaking, phenomenal show 'Dirty Dancing' will play the Liverpool Empire from Tuesday, 7 April to Saturday, 25 April 2015.  The additional dates for the smash hit show include:-

Birmingham Hippodrome, over Thursday, 30 April to Saturday, 23 May 2015.

Theatre Royal, Nottingham over Tuesday, 26 May to Saturday, 13 June 2015.

Theatre Royal Plymouth, over Tuesday, 16 June to Saturday, 4 July 2015.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, over Tuesday, 7 July to Saturday, 25 July 2015.

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, over Tuesday, 4 August to Saturday 22 August 2015.

Theatre Royal Norwich, over Tuesday, 25 August to Saturday, 5 September 2015.

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, over Tuesday, 8 September to Saturday, 3 October 2015.

Venue Cymru, Llandudno, over Tuesday, 6 October to Saturday, 17 October 2015.

Casting is to be announced. Demand is expected to be high, so early booking is advisable!

As previously announced, the second UK tour of'Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage' launched at the Bristol Hippodrome on 15 March 2014 and has, to date, visited Sheffield, Newcastle, Southampton, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Milton Keynes, Leeds and Oxford. In the 1st few months of 2015, it will also visit Eastbourne, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Liverpool.

Concurrently the show is also enjoying huge success in Europe: after a recent sell out season in Vienna, Austria, the show continues to Tour in German speaking territories, is currently wowing audiences in Italy, and will open in Paris in January 2015, prior to embarking on an Arena Tour of major French cities, with each individual production using local German, French and Italian speaking companies. The show has also just re-opened in Sydney, prior to a new Australian Tour marking the 10th Anniversary of the original stage show.

The 1st ever UK Tour of 'Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage', which launched in 2011, took an unprecedented £42,000,000 at theatres across the country, received standing ovations and 5 star reviews, and smashed box office records in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dublin, Leeds and Stoke-On-Trent. In 2013, 'Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage' returned to the West End and played at the Piccadilly Theatre in London until 23 February 2014, prior to launching the current UK and Ireland tour.

The current cast includes:- Gareth Bailey as Johnny Castle, Roseanna Frascona as Frances 'Baby' Houseman, Claire Rogers as Penny Johnson, James Coombes as Dr. Jake Houseman, Julia J. Nagle as Marjorie Houseman, Jessie-Lou Yates as Lisa Houseman, Colin Charles as Tito Suarez, Alexander Wolfe as Neil Kellerman, Michael Remick as Max Kellerman, Wayne Smith as Billy Kostecki and Mark Faith as Mr Schumacher and also features James Bennett, Sarah Cortez, Lizzi Franklin, Francis Haugen, Antony Hewitt, Verity Jones, Lewis Kirk, Robin Lake, Garry Lee, Carly Miles, Carlie Milner, Simone Mistry-Palmer, Marlon Moore, Brandon Lee Sears and Natalie Winsor.

Produced by Karl Sydow and Joye Entertainment, in association with Lionsgate and Magic Hour Productions, and written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer of the phenomenally successful 1987 film, the production features the much loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film, with exciting extra scenes added in.

The tantalising dance sequences and brand new choreography come alive on stage, set to the hits from the unforgettable soundtrack, including:- 'Do You Love Me?', 'Hungry Eyes' and the Academy Award winning '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life', plus many additional songs, making the show a truly extraordinary live experience.

'Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage' originally opened at London's Aldwych Theatre in 2006 with a record-breaking advance of £15 million, making it the fastest ever selling show in West End theatre history. The production became the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre and played to over 2 million people during its triumphant 5 year run. A hit show all around the world:- 'Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage' has previously played in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and South Africa, consistently breaking box office records.

To book visit the Liverpool Empire Box Office, call:- 0844 871 3017 or buy online.  Please note that fees apply to telephone and online bookings, avoid fees by buying tickets at the box office.

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Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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