A STAGE tribute to the 1987 film Dirty Dancing is coming to venues in Burnley and Wakefield.

A Night of Dirty Dancing – The Ultimate Tribute Show is at the Theatre Royal in Wakefield on March 19 and Burnley Mechanics on March 18 The original low-budget film delighted cinemagoers the world over as two relatively unknown performers – Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey – danced their way to movie immortality, and $214million at the box office.

Since then, generation after generation has continued to take the legendary production to their hearts.

There is no doubt music and dance fans are crying out for a brand-new dose of Dirty Dancing, according to theatre show producer Michael Taylor of Easy Theatres.

He said: “To satisfy the overwhelming demand we went on the road during the spring of 2015 with a theatre show that offered an all-new take on the classic story.

“Having enjoyed many sold-out performances as we criss-crossed the country we are now proud to announce an even more extensive tour with a larger cast commencing March 2016.”

The new production fast forwards theatregoers to Kellerman’s end of season show, retelling the tale from an alternative perspective, and still featuring the hits from everyone’s favourite dance movie.

Recast and re-scripted for 2016, more than 100 dates are already scheduled for the 150-day tour period. More than 2,000 performers applied for a role in the production.

Dirty Dancing’s score included: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

Fans are invited to take a trip back to the summer of ’63, to relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling performance in the ultimate coming of age romance.

The Wakefield show begins at 7.30pm. Call 01924 211311 or visit theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk for tickets. The performance in Burnley starts at 8pm. Call 01282 664400 or go to burnleymechanics.co.uk for tickets.