Dirty Dancing - Cancelation of performances

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Cancellation of performances in Blackpool

In accordance with UK Government track and trace legislation, the producers have had to suspend all performances of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage at the Winter Gardens Blackpool up to and including Friday 13th August 2021. The show will then continue to run from Saturday 14th August 2021 until Saturday 28th August 2021.

The production identified two positive COVID cases within the backstage team and, while other company members remain COVID-negative, the Government legislation is such that close contact workforce must now isolate for 10 days rendering it impossible to perform the show.

Ticket buyers impacted by the cancellation of performances will be issued a full refund from their original point of purchase. Advance dates from 14th August remain on-sale to book now.

Producer Karl Sydow said “We opened to a rapturous welcome in Blackpool on Tuesday 3rd August. We are deeply sorry to have to cancel shows and disappoint patrons, but we look forward to being back on stage on Saturday 14th August with this brilliant new production of Dirty Dancing- The Classic Story on Stage.”

Michael Williams Managing Director, Winter Gardens said: “We are so disappointed for the cast and company after an amazing first night, but the safety and wellbeing of performers, staff and audience must always come first and as a Covid secure venue we look forward to welcoming everyone back safely to the Opera House on the 14th August”.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage will then continue its UK and Irish tour, concluding in Castlebar on Saturday 18th December 2021.

Produced by Karl Sydow in association with Lionsgate, Magic Hour Productions and Triple A Entertainment Group, and written by Eleanor Bergstein - scriptwriter of the phenomenally successful 1987 film - the production features the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film, as well as exciting extra scenes.

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