Yesterday I have had one of the best experiences ever! Myself and best friend Kimberley went to see Dirty Dancing at The Grand in Leeds. I’ve seen shows before but Dirty Dancing blows the rest out of the water.
As a huge fan of the film, I told Matthew that I had to go to see the show and couldn’t wait to order tickets when they went on sale. He said it really wasn’t his thing and said I could only go if I took someone other than him. It didn’t take me long to find his substitute. As it was Kimberley’s birthday Wednesday I decided to take her as her present – one of the best presents ever according to her.
If your a fan of the film you will know the story well, Daddy’s girl “Baby” Houseman is on holiday with her family in the summer of 1963. Whilst on holiday Baby learns some important lessons in life about love, responsibility and of course dancing from Johnny Castle. From here Baby’s life changes forever and she realises that somethings in life aren’t so straightforward.
Dirty Dancing is one of those films you wish never ends (well i certainly do anyway) and the show is no different. The cast are amazing and deliver an excellent performance which was faultless all the way through. ‘Paul-Michael Jones and Emily Holt sizzle in the lead roles… utterly perfect’ – Daily Echo, I couldn’t agree more it was as if the roles were made for them, they were amazing as Johnny and Baby and worked extremely well together. The audience waited on tender hooks to hear the lines – “I carried a watermelon” and “nobody puts baby in a corner”, the cast didn’t disappoint in delivering them and they were cheered and applauded by everyone. You only have to read some of the reviews for the theaters the show has already performed in to see that this is definitely a show that everyone loves. The original film was a huge success and the show is heading the same way.
I loved the show and I’m hoping to go see it again maybe in Liverpool towards the end of this year. I highly recommend any Dirty Dancing fan goes to see it as the show is just as good, if not better than the film. I would rate the show with an amazing 10/10. I haven’t stopped talking about it since we left The Grand last night, it will be a night that I remember for the rest of my life, as I said “I had the time of my life”….
You can find out more information regarding the show and tour dates from the Dirty Dancing On Tour website.