Put on your dancing shoes for a night of nostalgia

Julian Essex-Spurrier stars in An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show
Julian Essex-Spurrier stars in An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

Stage Acts Entertainment’s presents An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show at Motherwell Concert hall on Saturday.

Embarking on it’s fifth anniversary tour, the show is a fully choreographed, highly interactive celebration of the music from the iconic movie.

Musical theatre stalwart Julian Essex-Spurrier will lead the production having played numerous iconic leading roles including Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever, Rocky in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Riff in West Side Story and Rusty in Starlight Express.

He’s joined by Aimie Atkinson who was the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre and returns to the production for a third season having recently played the leading role of Penny in Carnaby Street The Musical and Chloe in the Take That musical, Never Forget.

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is directed by Paul Spicer with choreography by Leanne Harwood, providing buckets of nostalgia.

The show includes the classic songs Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

Paul said: “The atmosphere is always electric and we totally encourage our audiences to sing and dance and immerse themselves in the summer of ’63.

“I watch people leave the theatre on a real high and I’ve even seen them burst into tears of happiness!

“This is a multi-award winning soundtrack steeped in nostalgia, I challenge anyone to come along and not have a fantastic time.”

The cast will be joined on stage by local talent from JazzartUK.

Paul said: “We always try to give local performers a platform. I think it’s very important to give young talent a chance.

“The students will have an invaluable experience working with our cast and creative team.”

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets costing £19.50 are available by calling 01698 403120 or visiting Culture NL

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