Johnny and Baby are back in Dirty Dancing tribute

PUBLISHED: 06:00 24 September 2015

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing


Music from iconic movie Dirty Dancing will be celebrated next week at the Radlett Centre.

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is appearing at the theatre next Thursday, October 1, as part of its fifth anniversary tour.

Musical theatre stalwart Julian Essex-Spurrier will lead the production having played numerous leading roles including Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever, Rocky in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Riff in West Side Story and Rusty in Starlight Express.

He will be joined by Aimie Atkinson who was the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre and returns to the production for a third season having recently played the leading role of Penny in Carnaby Street The Musical and Chloe in the Take That musical, Never Forget.

The show includes such classic songs as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

The performance begins at 8pm and tickets are £20 with concessions £19, available from or call 01923 859291.

Music takes a more classical turn next Saturday, October 3, when Vienna Festival Ballet bring Coppelia to the Radlett Centre.

The story of the eccentric toymaker and his doll with its music from Delibes is a popular ballet and the production features colourful costumes and lively characters.

Vienna Festival Ballet, founded by dancer Peter Mallek in 1980, is in its 35th year and attracts talented dancers from across the world.


Performances are at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and tickets are £19.50, £16.50 concessions and £10 for ballet school group bookings.

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