Proud Create Dirty Dancing Cabaret

Written by on February 3, 2023

Proud Create Dirty Dancing Cabaret


Dirty Dancing and the whirlwind love story between the rebellious Johnny Castle and the bookish Daddy’s girl, Baby, has captivated audiences since its release in 1987. Baby, on holiday with her affluent family at a US summer resort in the 60s, is seduced into an underground world of music, sex and dirty dancing. Proud’s creatives have achieved what no other production company has attempted, adding a stunning twist to the cult classic, in the form of cabaret. The iconic Catskills is reimagined with world-renowned cabaret artists – feisty fire breathers, daring dancers and astounding aerialists. The all new show, Dirty Dancer, reconceptualises what dirty dancing means with raunchier, more risqué dance routines as an exceptional cast seamlessly transition between the sexy stylings of samba, mambo and ballroom. Proud have also skilfully adapted the music to include 80s hits that will have audiences up on their feet moving to the groove of the Dirty Dancer cast.


Alex Proud says –

“Following on from the phenomenal success of the UK’s first cabaret production of West Side Cabaret Story,  it gives me great pleasure to introduce to Proud Embankment a spellbinding adaptation of one of the world’s best loved films. The Proud team, along with leading choreographers Philip Birchall & mambo-pro Sean Moon have invested another level of creativity into a show fuelled with fire, acrobats, passion and…!”

An evening of pure indulgence and escapism will unfold, the mesmerising show accompanied by exquisite fine dining with a sumptuous three-course menu, exclusively designed and made in Proud’s kitchen using only the freshest produce. Enjoy decadent cocktails carefully curated by in-house mixologists and paired with first-class service.

Baby is played by Emma Rose: After training at Urdang Emma was lucky enough to go straight into Thriller Live. Following this she has worked closely with the Artist Mabel who she has toured with and been involved in many performances. Some other Credits include: The Brit Awards, EMAs, The Masked Dancer, Britain’s got Talent, The Voice Kids and The Common Wealth Games Closing Ceremony.

Johnny Castle is played by Kevin Jack:  Kevin is thrilled to be performing the lead role in Proud’s take on the classic film Dirty Dancing. A film that he has known and loved since being a young boy. Kevin trained at Bird College graduating in 2014. Since then he has played roles in productions such as Secret Cinema’s Moulin Rouge, danced on The X Factor and had the pleasure of choreographing/assisting/dancing for artists such as Jessie Ware, EVE and The Pussycat Dolls.  In addition Proud have recruited some of the world’s most famous and talented burlesque dancers, contortionists, illusionists, fire artists and more…. Anticipate a night of intrigue and magic!

Dirty Dancer runs at Proud Embankment from 7th April 2023 until 26th August 2023 – tickets are available from the official website. 


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