Two top shows are being performed in the district this week.

A Night of Dirty Dancing: The Ultimate Tribute Show is being performed on March 26 at Braintree Arts Theatre at 7.30pm.

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 all-new, spectacular stage show features all the hits from the film, including 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.

“Celebrated film Dirty Dancing boasted the greatest movie soundtrack of all time,” said show producer Michael Taylor.

“All these hits are superbly performed in this fast-moving, slickly-choreographed theatrical treat.

“Revel in the moments you loved, the memories you made and the music that’s resonated throughout the years.”

The film defines the 1980s - it was the first film to sell 1 million videos, it produced a number one single and achieved album sales of 42 million worldwide.

“Prepare for a night of dirty dancing with the brand-new sensational, inspirational, ‘aspirational’ box office smash of the year,” added Michael.

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

Tickets are £19 for adults, or £16 for children, from 01376 556 354 or

**BOCKING Theatre Club is presenting an evening of drama and supper from March 26 to 28 in Bocking Village Hall.

The group will present two Victorian comedies - Holmes Sweet Holmes and Jekyll in Hiding, by Jim Sperinck.

The society had its last pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, nominated for a National Operatic and Dramatic Association award for the best pantomime in the district.

Tickets for the show are £7, including a supper, from New Image Hairdressing, in Church Street, or Pasha Cafe, Leather Lane, or call 01376 344379 or 01376 320948.

Doors open at 7.30pm, with the performance beginning at 8pm.