An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

Saturday 8 October 2016

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Please note this production is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage on tour in the UK and worldwide.

Now in its record breaking 6th year, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. Often imitated but never bettered, this is the original concert celebration of the iconic music from the multi-award winning soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. A high energy, emotional rollercoaster of an evening with breathtaking choreography and buckets of nostalgia.

“All singing, all dancing, highly watchable entertainment.”
The Stage

Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to have the time of your life!

“90 minutes of high-energy, colourful outfits and a good looking cast who left you wanting more.”
North West Evening Mail

“Will set your heart and feet alight!”

cast member Julian Essex Spurrier (Mickey)

Julian Essex Spurrier (Mickey)

Trained: Italia Conti Academy

Theatre credits: Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour), Footloose (UK Tour), Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Victoria), Rent (Prince of Wales Theatre), The Full Monty (Prince of Wales Theatre), West Side Story (UK Tour) La Cava (Picadilly Theatre), Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (BAC), Jumpers (Birmingham Rep), Pippin (Bridewell), Andrew Lloyd Webbers 50th Birthday Tribute (Royal Albert Hall), Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal Druray Lane), Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria)

TV credits: Eastenders (BBC), TOTP2 (BBC), Popworld (T4), Presenter for Fox Kids TV, Grange Hill (BBC), You Bet! (ITV)

cast member Sophie Wallis (Sylvia)

Sophie Wallis (Sylvia)

Trained: London Studio Centre & London School of Musical Theatre

Theatre credits: American Idiot (Bridewell Theatre), Cecelia in Marriage A La Mode (LSMT), Robin in Godspell (Greenwich Theatre), Viv’s Daughter in Spend Spend Spend (Piccadilly Theatre), Charity in Whistle Down The Wind (Aldwych Theatre) Wendy in Peter Pan (Colne Theatre), Backing Vocalist for Jon Robyn’s album Open Book

cast member Paul Spicer (Director)

Paul Spicer (Director)

Trained: ArtsEd London

Paul is co-founder and Associate Director of the West End’s Notes from New York series, for which he has headlined shows at the Donmar Warehouse, the Arts Theatre and the Trafalgar Studios, and it’s seasonal strand Christmas in New York at the Apollo, Lyric and Prince of Wales Theatres respectively.

Paul also co-founded Speckulation Entertainment which has produced Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today at the Vaudeville Theatre, Megan Mullally & Supreme Music Program also at the Vaudeville, Jason Robert Brown & Anika Noni Rose and J.B Priestley’s When We Are Married both at the Garrick Theatre & Idina Menzel & the Royal Philharmonic at the Royal Albert Hall – conducted by Marvin Hamlisch.

Paul is Executive Producer of Stage Acts Entertainment and most recently directed the UK tour of Summer Dreaming: Greased Up & Ready to Roll.

Acting credits: Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Gielgud & Wyndham’s Theatre), Lance Horne: First Things Last (Lincoln Center, NYC), Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2), Jamie in The Last 5 Years (Theatre Royal, Haymarket & Duchess Theatre), Tobias in Sweeney Todd (Gothenburg Opera), Mamma Mia! (International Tour), Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour), Billy in Taboo (UK Tour & West End), Nick Piazza in Fame the Musical (UK Tour), Michael Spofford in The Witches of Eastwick (Prince of Wales Theatre)

cast member Matt Firth (Producer)

Matt Firth (Producer)

Trained: ArtsEd London

Acting credits: Beauty & the Beast (Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon), Fame the Musical (Aldwych Theatre, Cambridge Theatre), Rod Stewarts‘ Tonight’s the Night (Victoria Palace), Seduction (Bailiwick Arts Centre, Chicago), Twisted (Oval House Theatre)

TV Credits: Emmerdale (ITV), Talk to Frank television campaign

Matt is the founder of Stage Acts Entertainment LTD & co-founder of Stage Acts Productions LTD & Stage Acts International LTD for whom he has produced You’ll Never Walk Alone (Queens Theatre, London), Sumemr Dreaming: Greased Up & Ready to Roll (UK tour).

Matt is also the co-founder of The List Agency LTD.

cast member Leanne Harwood (Choreographer)

Leanne Harwood (Choreographer)

Trained: Guildford School Of Acting

Theatre credits: Oh What a Lovely War (Stratford East), La Cage Aux Folles (The Playhouse), Mamma Mia! (International Tour), Footloose (The Playhouse), Loveshack, Wedding Singer (UK Tour), Grease (UK Tour)

TV credits: Morrison’s Christmas TV Ad

Choreography credits: Snow White, Beauty & the Beast for Bourne Leisure, Butlins, Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway Theatre), Jamie Oliver’s Food Festival (London), The Hard Boiled Egg & the Wasp (Lion & the Unicorn), Peter Pan & Aladdin (QDOS Hull), co- choreographer on Buddy (Channel Islands), Don’t Stop Believing (Dubai)

cast member Jonathan Mawson (Associate Choreographer)

Jonathan Mawson (Associate Choreographer)

Trained: Laine Theatre Arts

Theatre credits: Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre), Jonathan appeared with the cast at the 2011 Olivier Awards & This Morning (ITV). In April 2011 Jonathan was proud to choreograph Legally Blonde’s winning entry for West End Eurovision.

Previous credits include: An Evening of Dirty Dancing (UK Tour), The Thing About Tom (Workshop), High School Rocks (UK Tour) where he was also part of the creative team and several seasons onboard Carnival Cruises. He has worked extensively as Assistant and Resident Choreographer for Micha Bergese Productions and now frequently choreographs for Jammy Shows & Productions most recently choreographing for their 6 shows on board Tallink cruises.

Jonathan also runs his own production company, Adrenaline Productions who are the creators of Pop Factor’which is touring theatre venues this April and May.