The Producers of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage have announced that Jessie Hart will join the record-breaking tour to star as the idealistic Baby Houseman. Jessie recently graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and has since played ‘Agnes’ in the ITV drama Arthur and George and the lead role of ‘Gerda’ in The Snow Queen (Nuffield Theatre). Jessie will commence performances in Dirty Dancing from 30th April 2015 at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
Lewis Kirk will also be starring as Johnny Castle, one of the most iconic roles in popular culture. Lewis, who started his Dirty Dancing journey as a member of the 2014/15 touring company, was previously seen on tour around the UK in Hairspray and has also appeared in Our House 10th Anniversary Concert (Savoy) and in the world premiere of Soho Cinders (Soho).
Also joining the cast are Lori Haley Fox as Marjorie Houseman, Georgina Castle as Lisa Houseman, Kane Verrall as Neil Kellerman and Matthew Colthart as Billy Kostecki. Albey Brookes will also be joining the ensemble.
The second UK tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage launched at the Bristol Hippodrome on 15 March 2014, and is scheduled to visit Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Plymouth, Bradford, Canterbury, Norwich, Aberdeen and Llandudno during 2015.
Monday 20th April 2015