Dirty Dancing at the Marlow Theatre

Hello lovely readers I hope you are all having a great week so far, so erm yeah it’s august. How did that happen? It seems like summer is going so fast (all the shops in the UK are starting to stock autumn clothes). Anyway enough rambling, last night I was taken by my lovely friend Emily to see Dirty Dancing at the Marlowe Theatre! This was actually my birthday present (which was in March) so I have been looking forward to this for months.

I should start with a small confession though, I haven’t ever actually seen the film Dirty Dancing, please don’t shout at me! I knew the rough story and obviously the infamous I Had The Time Of My Life but I just never got round to watching it. That said I think not watching the film was actually an advantage as I went in with a fresh mind with no expectations.

For anyone who doesn’t know Dirty Dancing follows the story of a young woman who everyone calls Baby who goes on holiday to a resort with her family. There she meets Johnny Castle one of the resorts dance instructors who teaches her to dance.  What I loved about the story is that it is not just your typical romance story but has social and political undertones to it as well.

I really enjoyed the show it was really well produced and looked amazing, the dancing was incredible! As with most shows one of my favourite things were the sets and how they managed to change them so quickly, all the sets were beautiful and transitioned really well.

The leads were so talented and danced amazingly with each other. They had great chemistry too which we got to see full on as we were in the second row. I loved Lewis Kirk’s portrayal of Johnny, there was more than one woman in the audience giggling and getting red faced at his shirtless scenes. Tut, tut.  

Although the leads were fantastic I think that Claire Rogers who played Penny really stole the show, wow what a dancer! I have a serious case of dancing envy, how can anyone make their body move like that? Her dancing was really impressive and one of the highlights of the show for me.

All in all I loved seeing Dirty Dancing at the Marlowe Theatre, thank you Emily for such a thoughtful birthday present! I’m so glad we got the opportunity to see it on stage and I am now definitely going to have to watch the film.

I definitely recommend seeing Dirty Dancing on stage if you can it really is a great experience, hmm should I insert a joke right about now about how you’ll have the time of your life?

I hope you enjoyed this post, have you ever seen Dirty Dancing on stage?

Thanks for reading!

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  1. This sounds like sooo much fun! I am totally like you when it comes to movies! If I've heard all the good parts to a movie, even if I want to see it, I rarely actually watch it! I'm glad you had a good time. Also, my birthday is in March also, no wonder I adore you ;) Hope you are having a wonderful week my beautiful friend! XO -Kim

    1. Haha I know my list of films everyone tells me I have to see its getting so long! Haha March birthday gals are the best ;) Thank you sweetie I hope you are having a great week too my beautiful friend

      Ella xx