A couple from Macclesfield had the time of their life when they got engaged on stage in front of over a thousand people at the curtain call of the hit stage show Dirty Dancing in Sheffield.
Classical pianist David Schofield had decided to pop the question to his long-term girlfriend, primary school teacher Nicole Harris, but knew he wanted to mark the moment in as dramatic fashion as possible.
The pair, both 28, are both big musicals fans, with Dirty Dancing being one of their favourite films, so David enlisted the help of the Dirty Dancing stage show to help pop the question.
At the end of the show, which is coming to the Palace Theatre in Manchester in July, cast member Robert Colvin, who was playing the lead role of Johnny Castle, called Nicole and David up on stage under the pretence of being randomly picked as raffle prize winners.
Once on stage at the Lyceum, the real reason they were up there quickly became apparent to Nicole when David got down on one knee, in front of all the cast and a sold-out audience, and proposed to Nicole – who immediately said yes.
The big moment was also filmed for a forthcoming new primetime ITV show.
David said: “We both love going to see musicals. I am a pianist and Nicole went to dance college so it was a perfect fit really.
“I knew Nicole wanted to have quite a big engagement but when I saw her face on stage, I did question myself.”
A spokesperson for Dirty Dancing said: “When we heard what David was planning we were more than happy to help him make his proposal to Nicole as unforgettable as possible.
“You can see from the photos what a wonderful surprise it was, and our cast and crew – and indeed the whole audience – loved being part of their big moment.”