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Dirty Dancing goes on till 2008
Georgina Rich and Josef Brown
Josef Brown (right) also starred in the Australian version of the show
The stage version of the 1980s film Dirty Dancing in London's West End is extending its run until March 2008.

The show, which opened last month at London's Aldwych Theatre, was originally set to end in October 2007.

Producers claim its 11m advance sales made the musical the fastest-selling show in West End stage history.

Tickets for the extended run are now on sale. The coming-of-age film, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, was a big hit when it was released in 1987.

Teenage romance

It tells the story of a 17-year-old girl who falls for a dance instructor during a family holiday.

Dirty Dancing went on to become one of the biggest independent films of all time, with the soundtrack selling 41 million copies worldwide.

Screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein adapted her own script for the stage show.

Rada graduate Georgina Rich plays Frances "Baby" Houseman opposite Josef Brown, as Johnny Castle.


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