If you are looking for the perfect girls’ night out, then Dirty Dancing is the must-see musical in London. It has everything from the classical film and you can’t help but smile as you’re walking down memory lane on the summer of 1963.
The musical is being played at the Aldwych theatre in London, which is only a short walk from Covent Garden. This is also the nearest underground station. The show opened in 2006 and has become extremely popular.
I have always loved the film and my expectations were high to this musical. But it did not disappoint. The show was oozing sex appeal and the dancing was dirty and the cast was perfect. It was like seeing and hearing Baby and Johnny was the perfect bad boy that everyone wanted a piece of. For me it was important that the musical was sticking to the original story from the film and I was so pleased that they used all of the songs, the costumes, the dancing and that it actually had the dirty dancing magic. They had added a few scenes that were not from the film and it didn’t really give anything to the original story, but it didn’t bring it down either. Another thing that impressed me was the scenery. In the film the story is a lot outside and I was wondering how they would manage that, but they were truly creative and even managed to do the water scene without any water. I am not going to spoil how they did it, you simply have to go and see the show for yourself.
The dancing is always important in a musical but I felt that it was particularly important in this one. After all, it is called Dirty Dancing, and it was. The choreography was breathtaking and pulsating and having dancers that are this good totally makes the show. Some of them were even singing the famous songs and on the end you could not help but sing along to “I’ve had the time of my life”. Because last night that was true.
So put on your favourite dress and your shoes and take your best friend out on a night that none of you will forget. Because nobody puts Baby in a corner, and neither should you.
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