A THEATRE version of an iconic 80s movie is hitting the stage in Chelmsford next month.

A Night of Dirty Dancing will come to the Civic Theatre in Fairfield Road on Thursday May 8 with all the tunes and moves from the 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey being performed.

Among the hits set to blast out on the night from include I’ve Had The Time Of My Life, She’s Like The Wind, Do You Love Me and Hungry Eyes.

Show producer Michael Taylor said the show is certain to please diehard fans of the film alongside those who are not as familiar with the movie, whose soundtrack has sold 42 million copies worldwide.

Mr Taylor said: “Dirty Dancing boasted the greatest movie soundtrack of all time and all these hits are superbly performed in this fast-moving, slickly-choreographed theatrical treat.

“The whole world loves Dirty Dancing, it is truly iconic entertainment.

“Our sensational production brings all the hits to life, lavishly, live on stage.”

Tickets for the performance which starts at 7.45pm cost £24 for adults and £22 for concessions.

To book a seat, visit either www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres or www.easytheatres.com.

Alternatively, people can purchase tickets by calling the theatre’s box office on 01245 606505.