The producers of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage today announced that Jessie Hart will join the record-breaking tour to star as the idealistic Baby Houseman which starts a four-week run at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen on Tuesday, September 8.
Joining the cast next week, Jessie recently graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and has since played Agnes in the ITV drama Arthur and George and the lead role of Gerda in The Snow Queen (Nuffield Theatre).
She will be playing opposite Lewis Kirk as Johnny Castle, one of the most iconic roles in popular culture, who started his Dirty Dancing journey as a member of the 2014/15 touring company. He was previously seen on tour around the UK in Hairspray and has also appeared in Our House 10th Anniversary Concert (Savoy) and in the world premiere of Soho Cinders (Soho).
Also joining the cast are Lori Haley Fox as Marjorie Houseman, Georgina Castle as Lisa Houseman, Kane Verrall as Neil Kellerman and Matthew Colthart as Billy Kostecki. Albey Brookes will also be joining the ensemble.
At the same time as UK tour, Dirty Dancing is also enjoying huge success in Europe; after a recent sell-out season in Vienna, Austria, the show continues to tour in German speaking territories. A new French-language production is also wowing audiences in France and, having opened in Paris in January 2015 for a sell-out run, the production has since embarked on an arena tour of major French cities.
The show has also recently re-opened in Melbourne, prior to a new Australian tour marking the tenth anniversary of the original stage show.
Tickets for Dirty Dancing at HMT from September 8 to October 3, are available online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty's Theatre.