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Rehearsals underway for Dirty Dancing at Grand Theatre

By Liam Keen | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published:

These dancers are having the time of their lives as they prepare for the premier of Dirty Dancing at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.

Michael O’Reilly and Kira Malou rehearsing for their lead roles as Johnny Castle and Baby.

Rehearsals are underway for the classic story comes to the city centre stage on April 1 - April 6 2019.

After recently graduating from the Bird College in London, Michael O'Reilly is making his professional debut in the show as the male lead, Johnny Castle.

Despite it being his first professional lead, you may recognise him after he performed at the Britain's Got Talent 2018 final in a snippet of the Magic Mike Live show - but this time around he'll be donning the iconic shades and leather jacket typical of the 1960's era of Dirty Dancing.

Michael O’Reilly and Kira Malou rehearsing for their lead roles as Johnny Castle and Baby.

Returning to the role of 'Baby' is Kira Malou who played the role during the 2016-17 UK tour of the show.

Kira has also performed with Ellie Goulding on Children in Need and in the recent World Cup opening ceremony as well as just finishing her lead role as Mimy in the new Disney programme School Hacks.

You can also see Simone Covele taking on the role of Penny when the show comes to the Black Country.

People interested can book tickets now by calling 01902 429212, online at grandtheatre.co.uk or by visiting the box office at the Grand Theatre on Lichfield Street.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.

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