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"Based on the 1987 film of the same name, Dirty Dancing the musical is the classic story of story of 17 year old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman who goes on holiday to New York’s Catskill Mountains during the summer of 1963. Whilst there with her family, Baby happens upon an all-night dance party at her holiday resort. She observes the raunchy moves as well as noticing Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor. Dirty Dancing sees Baby embark on a journey that teaches her a lot more than a few dance moves…"
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★★★★★

“Would see again and again! ”

Written on: 16/07/2014 by Goodwin251 (1 review written)

Who hasn't seen the forever famous 80's movie! Having seen this live show already, you are able to relive it LIVE! It's terrific! It's energetic and super sexy! A must see!! Really!! Check it out!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Don't waste your money”

Written on: 12/01/2014 by Remotecontrol (1 review written)

I took my wife to see this 'musical' at the Piccadilly in London. It was truly awful - so awful that we nearly went at the interval but we stayed because we hoped it would get better.......it didn't! The acting was wooden, the sets were amateurish and the singing (apart from the iconic song 5 minutes from the end) was non existent. Don't waste your money on this rubbish… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Absolutely dire”

Written on: 31/10/2013

If I could give a rating of 0 for this I would. It is probably the worst thing I have ever seen in London and I have seen nearly everything. I have seen better acting, scenery and effort in a local school play. My daughter and I paid £45 each to see this absolute pile of rubbish for my 53rd birthday. I wish we had saved our money! There was no ambience among the cast and it was as if they wanted to get each scene out of the way and off stage as soon as possible. The lead man was ok but… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Bad episode of Dancing with stars”

Written on: 20/09/2013

Too much dancing and very little singing. Absolutely no chemistry between johnny and baby. Johnnys voice sounded like a villain in a movie and he seemed rude and very hard to like. Very unlike the movie. Disappointing musical… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Very Disappointed. Mostly backing tracks. Wooden acting. ”

Written on: 28/07/2013

Visited end of July 2013. Great band but heard little as backing tracks were the order of the day. Poor sets. Wooden acting. Dancing was good. Not like any MUSICAL I have seen before. Paid £65 each for seats and glad we had a pre theatre meal included before the show which softened the blow. The last act was great. Two people singing. Great lighting. Waited until the end of the show to get any feel good factor. No chemistry on stage between main character. Would I recommend. No… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Not the time of our lives...”

Written on: 09/06/2013 by MollyManchester (1 review written)

Have seen all the shows at MBS since it opened and was looking forward to this one (loved loved loved the film!) - but have to say it was a disappointing affair :( As ever, the tickets are so overpriced in Singapore that the theatre is half empty - especially the seats closest to the stage (the most expensive) - plus we went on a Sunday so had to add on $12 parking! But the empty seats do impact the atmosphere, and maybe the actors confidence because the vocals were not that great from the… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst musical”

Written on: 04/06/2013

Worst musical ever... if you can call this a musical. The singing was kept to the minimum and the dancing was mediocre at best. A waste of time… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Thank heavens for the alcohol! ”

Written on: 03/06/2013

Dirty Dancing, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore A truly bizarre performance of a legendary film. The acting was awful: stacatto lines delivered in bad American accents, with no emotion or inflection. Johnnie sounded more like The Terminator "I'll be back" and baby had the most annoying bubblegum voice. We felt no love, warmth or connection to these automatons and their "intimate scenes" were clumsy and cringey. We were hoping for massive musical numbers, great costumes and dancing, but more… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Terribly stunted acting; poor choreography;”

Written on: 26/05/2013 by Janetgiles (1 review written)

We were really looking forward to a n exciting well performed show in Marina Bay Sands Theatre. We we disappointed in the appalling singing, poor use of acoustics, using loud volume to screech at the audience instead of warmly charming us. baby was lack g in character although she 'tried ' to look clumsy, it didn't work. So sound, dancing, walking on and off stage constantly, no props, no beautiful 60's outfits hair makeup. Just poor and worse than some exceptional school performaneves I have… Read Full Review

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Patricbrian's Response to Janetgiles's Review

Written on: 30/05/2013

Poor singing? I don't think so!

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Msmum's Response to Janetgiles's Review

Written on: 02/06/2013

I could not agree more, it was a complete farce and I am angry they charged so much money. Utter rubbish.

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Patricbrian's Response to Janetgiles's Review

Written on: 30/05/2013

The actor who plays Johnny's cousin, Kyle Grant, sang the most beautiful rendition of "In The Still Of The Night" that I have ever heard! The audience went wild!

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★★☆☆☆

“needs to be put in he corner”

Written on: 24/05/2013 by rebecca84 (1 review written)

over acted .... trying to be perfect... poor accents .... baby sounded automated ....jonny , his dancing isnt rough enough its too placed... IF THE AUDIENCE ARE SINGING SHES LIKE THE WIND MAYBE 15 SECS OF IT IS NOT ENOUGH, THE THEATRE SIGHED IN UNISON.... WALKING AROUND A SHADED PARTITION TO ACT ANOTHER SEEN ??? CONFUSED SOUNDS WEIRD THIS ONE WHEN DANCERS EXITED STAGE IT WAS LIKE LISTENING TO A HEARD OF ELEPHANTS RUNNING ... MORE DELICATELY PLEASE I WAS IN THE ANGEL SEATS SO I… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Absolutely Awful!”

Written on: 05/04/2013

DO NOT GO! This is NOT a Musical! Poor actors walking about a revolving stage quoting lines from the film while records play in the background IS NOT A MUSICAL! Have been going to see Musicals with my wife for over 30 years an nothing has even come close to how rank this was. Scared to go back now! Is 'Ghost' done the same way? In Edinburgh, some seats cost £75!!! Daylight robbery. Even the drunk hen parties couldn't get excited - says it all… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Waste of time and money.”

Written on: 01/03/2013

Went to see this musical at Edinburgh Playhouse. Was very disappointed, been to see countless musicals and enjoyed them all but this was just awful. Very amateurish. Over priced, over rated. The company I was with had the same opinion… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Will not recommend this musical.........”

Written on: 21/02/2013

Very disappointing. Johny looked like he is particapating in a dance compertition and so obviously gay that it took the romance right out of the play. There were other much more musculine dancers that can play the role of Johny much more convincing. The "blackman" that 'can vote at last"- poor and bad, bad taste!!!!!!!!! It never was in the original story. I mean!!!!! Almost twenty years down the line and it's still an issue????? The one star I awarded for this play is for Baby. She was… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Poor acting and terrible production”

Written on: 19/02/2013

The worse musical production I have ever seen. The acting was terrible, the accents were bad and the production was very poor. Overall money badly spent… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Waste of money”

Written on: 10/01/2013

So disappointed, very poor performance worst musical I have ever been to. Very unprofessional performance anyone not been and thinking about going I wouldn't waste your money… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“terrible”

Written on: 10/01/2013 by kirst111 (1 review written)

do not waste your money! it is terrible, the acting is terrible, it does not do the movie any justice… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“What a waste of money.”

Written on: 05/01/2013 by Isobelbogan (1 review written)

This was more like a dance school production. In fact ,that's probably very unfair to some dance schools. Traveled from Perth to Edinburgh to see this rubbish. £120.00 for tickets and rail fares. What a complete waste of money.Left at the interval ,as we couldn't stand it any longer.As previously stated by others ,playing totally on the "dirty dancing " memory.Don't waste your money on this… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Such great potential as was brilliant film and seems...”

Written on: 27/12/2012

Such great potential as was brilliant film and seems to me that is why people are buying tickets. However this was poorly produced and worst musical I have been to. Expensive ticket prices to see such amateur acting and very disappointing that so few songs were included. Too much talking doom and gloom. Audience should have been enjoying a very edited storyline with lots uplifting singing and dancing. However poor music direction and audience did not feel involved from beginning to… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Dirty Ancing Birmingham Hippodrome 08/08/12”

Written on: 10/08/2012 by wheldon (1 review written)

Awful!! The acting was wooden,the accents were Horrendus set and costumes left a lot to be desired,a very expensive night out what waste,we struggled on until near the end butleft just before the very end. I have seen a lot of shows and this has to b the worst,i am suprised it is still running!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“BRILLIANT ”

Written on: 29/01/2012

saw the show yesterday at the grand canal theater in Dublin and have to say I thought it was excellent from start to finish it was on for 2 hours 20 mins including break and from start to finish the talent was spectacular, a must see for dirty dancing fans of the film I went to see it with 4 friends all females and fans of the film and we all agreed it was excellent and value for money. I can only but recommend and am quite surprised at some of the reviews claiming the show not to be very good… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 09/05/2012

Went to see dirty dancing at MK theatre £75 a ticket. The best part was the final act, the rest was medeocre and flat.
Poor scenes poor script too bitty, dancers were great.
Show writers, scenery poor, looked very amateur.
Feel very sorry for the cast as the whole production was let down by the producers who only paid lip service to the original production.

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