Dirty Dancing

The New Dirty Dancing Tour Cast...Having ‘The Time of their Lives!’

By Manchester's Finest | 8 August 2011

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The New Dirty Dancing Tour Cast…Having ‘The Time of their Lives!’

The producers of the first ever national tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, have just announced the lead casting of one of the most iconic couples in cinematic history as part of their first ever national tour.

Rochdale born, Paul-Michael Jones will be putting on the leather jacket to play Johnny Castle, one of the most iconic roles in popular culture, made famous around the world by Patrick Swayze in the 1987 smash hit movie.

Emily Holt will be carrying the watermelon as idealistic Baby Houseman, the role taken by Jennifer Grey in the film, who discovers love and life in the summer she will never forget.

Paul-Michael trained at Laine Theatre Arts, graduating in 2007. His theatre credits include Eddie in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre, London); Understudying & performing the roles of Jake and Adrian in Never Forget (UK National Tour); Jack in Jack & The Beanstalk (Victoria Theatre, Halifax), We Will Rock You (Cologne); Dance Captain in Fame (European Tour).

Having trained at LAMDA Emily has a great theatre background and has appeared in Much Ado About Nothing at The Globe Neuss, Germany and a tour of Cling To Me Like Ivy.  Other Theatre includes Cabaret and The Far Pavilions in the West-End, and Grease No 1 UK Tour.

Since its announcement in November 2010, demand for tickets for the first-ever UK Tour of Dirty Dancing has been phenomenal, with sales already exceeding £11m, and many performances already sold out.

The tour plays at Manchester’s Palace Theatre, from Tuesday 22nd November 2011 to Saturday 7th January 2012.

Manchester Ticket line – 0844 871 3018

Written by Michelle Eagleton, for any interview or Theatre queries contact Michelle on michelle@manchestersfinest.com