Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing
  • 1987
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Emile Ardolino
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
  • Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

The plot – in the summer of 1963 bad boy Johnny (Swayze) meets good girl Baby (Grey) and teaches her hip grinding, eventually winning the respect of her parents. Sure it's full of stereotyping, bad dialogue and a pre-teen sugar coated prurience, but decades on Dirty Dancing still has the ability to send a generation of women all gooey.

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Performance times

Festival Theatre Edinburgh (0.0 miles)

13–29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT
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Mon 4 Mar

£35–£65.50

Tue 5 Mar

£35–£65.50

Wed 6 Mar

£35–£65.50

Thu 7 Mar

£35–£65.50

Fri 8 Mar

£35–£65.50

Sat 9 Mar

£35–£65.50

Prince Charles Cinema, London WC2H (0.0 miles)

7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY
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Fri 9 Nov

  • 20:30

The Regent, Blackpool (0.0 miles)

181–189 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 3NY
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Fri 2 Nov

Dirty Dancing

Reviews & features

Dirty Dancing: 20th Anniversary Edition

29 Jan 20074 stars

(15) 100min

For the few who don’t know the plot of Emile Ardolino’s 1987 romantic musical: it’s the summer of 1963 at Kellerman’s Holiday Resort. Misunderstood, frustrated in-house dance teacher, Johnny (an unconvincingly teenage Patrick Swayze), meets…

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