Iconic scenes from Dirty Dancing re-enacted around Blackpool

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The cast of ‘Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage’ at the Winter Gardens Opera House have been delighting crowds with performances in the streets


People in Blackpool have been having “the time of their lives” this week after discovering some impromptu performances from iconic scenes in Dirty Dancing around the town.

The cast of ‘Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage’ have been in town from August 14 – August 28 for dates at the Winter Gardens’ Opera House.

Following two blockbuster West End runs and four-hit UK tours, the production has been seen by millions across the globe.

The stage show tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

The production features some of its most famous hit songs including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

The Dirty Dancing "flash mob" in Blackpool

The Dirty Dancing “flash mob” in Blackpool

On Sunday (August 15) actors Kira Malou and Michael O’Reilly, who play the leading roles of Frances Baby and Johnny Castle, gave “hungry eyes” a treat in St John’s Square when they performed the iconic dance routine from the finale scene at Kellerman’s resort.

Yesterday, (August 17) Sandcastle Waterpark at South Beach was used to recreate the iconic “lift” scene in the water from when Johnny and Baby are preparing for their performance at the Sheldrake Hotel.

Cast members from 'Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage' Re-enact the iconic "lift" scene from film yesterday (August 16)

Cast members from ‘Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage’ re-enact the iconic “lift” scene (Image: Dave Nelson, Winter Gardens)

We’re excited too see what other popular locations in Blackpool will be used to re-create some of Dirty Dancing’s most well-loved scenes.

To find out more, please visit the Winter Gardens website here.