Nobody puts Baby in the corner at York Barbican as Dirty Dancing marks 35th year with concert screening on May 20

Dirty Dancing In Concert: The digitally remastered film, the songs, the singers, the band, the after-show party

THE Dirty Dancing In Concert world tour takes a leap into the arms of York Barbican on May 20 2022 as part of a 12-city British itinerary.

The live-to-film concert tour marks the 35th anniversary of Emile Ardolino’s 1987 American romantic drama dance film, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray and written by Eleanor Bergstein.

Relive the timeless love story of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and dance instructor Johnny Castle at a Catskills resort’s summer camp as Lionsgate, GEA Live and Karl Sydow present Dirty Dancing on a full-size cinema screen with a band and singers performing the songs live on stage, in sync with the digitally remastered film.

Immediately after the screening, the band and singers will throw an encore party for the Barbican audience “that will surely take you back to the time of your life as you sing and dance along to your favourite Dirty Dancing songs”.

Jennifer Grey’s Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and Patrick Swayze’s Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing, framed by the musicians for the concert tour

Set in the summer of 1963, Dirty Dancing charts the blossoming of Grey’s ‘Baby’ Houseman while on holiday with her family at the beautiful, outwardly placid Catskills resort of Kellerman’s.

Intrigued by the staff’s rebellious dance instructor, Swayze’s Johnny Castle, and newly aware of the vastly different lifestyle of those around her, ‘Baby’ finds herself learning to dance while having the time of her life and falling in love.

The film soundtrack generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, topped off by the Academy Award-winning best original song, (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life, while Dirty Dancing grossed $213million worldwide from a $4.5million budget.

Tickets for May 20’s 6.30pm show are on sale at The 2022 Dirty Dancing In Concert tour also visits Sheffield City Hall on May 17 and Hull Bonus Arena on May 22; tickets at and  

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