GET ready for ‘The Time of Your Life’ as the producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announce their first ever Bournemouth dates.

Producers Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott are delighted to announce that due to overwhelming demand for tickets around the country, the show will come to Bournemouth Pavilion for a five-day in August 2017 as part of the UK and Ireland tour.

Tickets for the show that runs Monday 21 – Saturday 26 August 2017 are on sale now.

The classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life, will return to the UK next summer, following two West End runs, two UK tours, and various international productions.

Lewis Griffiths will star as Johnny Castle, one of the most iconic roles in popular culture. Lewis has had a prolific career in musical theatre, most recently starring as Nick Massi on the UK tour of Jersey Boys.

Other roles in UK tours include Ghost and Legally Blonde, and West End credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rent and Whistle down the Wind.

Katie Hartland will make her professional musical theatre debut carrying the watermelons as she takes on the role of Baby Houseman, having graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015.

Carlie Milner will star as Penny Johnson. Carlie is part of the Dirty Dancing family; starting as a member of the ensemble in 2014, she covered and subsequently took over the role of Penny in 2015.

n For more information please call BH Live Tickets on 0844 576 3000, book online at or visit the Bournemouth Pavilion.