“Nobody puts Baby in a corner...”

Dirty Dancing
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DIRTY Dancing is dazzling theatre-goers on its first visit to Milton Keynes.

The film made stars of Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze, and was a real blockbuster of its time.

Boys wanted to be Johnny, and all the girls wanted to be Baby, and get swept off their feet by the swoonsome fella...

Taking the movie action and turning it into a smouldering stage sensation has been no small feat, but it has certainly been a success.

Here’s the facts and figures behind the show...

Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story on Stage broke all records in Germany and the UK for having the highest advance ticket sales in history.

Before the curtain rose for the first time in London, it had already sold out for the first six months of its run.

It was first performed at the Theatre Royal in Sydney, in November 2004, before heading out on a national tour of Australia and New Zealand, where it enjoyed a sell-out season of 18 months.

When a new production opened at the Theatre Neue Flora in Hamburg in 2006, it broke records for achieving the highest advance...in European history!

It still plays to packed houses today and has now sold its one millionth ticket.

Baby has 21 costume changes in the show, but there are 24 production staff and 4 wig girls, a creative team of 10 and 11 in the orchestra pit helping the production along!

Famous fans of Dirty Dancing The Classic Story on Stage include Sir Ian McKellen, Judy Dench, Rolf Harris, Graham Norton and Nigella Lawson.

It is also the longest-running production in the history of the Aldwych Theatre in London.

The show boasts a cast of 35 who get through 55 songs during 73 scene changes lit by 200 moving lights...

Have you seen it yet?

Call 0844 871 7652 and book in before curtain down on May 26.