Lord of the Dance
20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF LORD OF THE DANCE
THE SAGE GATESHEAD – Monday 20 March – Thursday 23 March
Michael Flatley’s spectacular Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games returns to the UK early next year, hot on the heels of a successful World Tour. Following a 2015 sold out UK tour, January will see the cast embark on a 23-city nationwide tour celebrating 20 years of Lord of the Dance.
The original Lord of the Dance show premiered at the magnificent Coliseum in London two decades ago, and in 2014 Michael Flatley transformed the show making it even more thrilling than the original.
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games with music composed by Gerard Fahy premiered at the iconic London Palladium in September 2014 to mark the milestone 20th anniversary since Michael Flatley became an international sensation.
The show has since gone on to enjoy hugely successful runs in the West End, Broadway, the US, Canada, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games continues to thrill audiences around the globe with its intoxicating mix of dance and music that fuses the traditional with the contemporary in a classic tale that showcases the exceptional talent of the cast.
And now, celebrating 20 years since the debut of the show, fans of the Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games extravaganza will be able to see Michael Flatley’s protégés James Keegan, Fergal Keaney and Matt Smith in the role of the ‘Lord’ in 23 venues across the UK between January and April. The new Michael Flatley DANCE Academy will be working in conjunction with the show to bring pop-up sessions to dance enthusiasts throughout the tour.
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games UK Tour 2017 opens at the Liverpool Empire Theatre on Monday 9 January. The show then visits Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Oxford, Cardiff, Southend, Ipswich, Brighton, Woking, Guildford, Plymouth, London, Bradford, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Gateshead, Edinburgh, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham. The tour then concludes on Sunday 30 April at the Bristol Hippodrome.
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games UK Tour 2017 is created, produced, choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley.
Michael Flatley comments: “Our fans in the UK have been incredibly loyal for the last 20 years and many of my talented dancers hail from diverse parts of the country. We have a world-class cast, many of whom will be performing in their home cities and I am delighted to be able to showcase their remarkable talent.”
With all the precision and thrills of the original, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features new staging, new costumes and choreography, world champion acrobats, special effects lighting, dancing robots, and cutting edge technology including a giant Radiant flat screen that spans the width of the stage.
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games will feature 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers directed by Michael Flatley, with new music by composer Gerard Fahy. This latest iteration combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and dance.
LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES – UK TOUR 2017
JANUARY TO APRIL 2017
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE Monday 9 January – Saturday 14 January (matinee 14 January)
BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION Monday 16 January – Thursday 19 January
PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL Friday 20 January – Sunday 22 January (matinee 21 January)
OXFORD NEW THEATRE Tuesday 24 January – Thursday 26 January
CARDIFF ST DAVID’S HALL Friday 27 January – Sunday 29 January (matinee 28 January)
SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION Tuesday 31 January – Sunday 5 February (matinee 4 February)
IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE Monday 6 February – Thursday 9 February
BRIGHTON CENTRE Friday 10 February – Sunday 12 February (matinee 11 February)
WOKING NEW VICTORIA THEATRE Tuesday 14 February – Sunday 19 February (matinee 18 February)
GUILDFORD GLIVE Monday 20 February – Wednesday 22 February
PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS Thursday 23 February – Sunday 26 February (matinee 25 February)
LONDON WIMBLEDON THEATRE Tuesday 28 February – Sunday 5 March (matinee 4 March)
BRADFORD ALHAMBRA THEATRE Tuesday 7 March – Sunday 12 March (matinee 11 March)
ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Monday 13 March – Thursday 16 March
GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL Saturday 18 March – Sunday 19 March (matinee 18 & 19 March)
GATESHEAD THE SAGE Monday 20 March – Thursday 23 March
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE Friday 24 March – Sunday 26 March (matinee 25 & 26 March)
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE Tuesday 28 March – Sunday 2 April (matinee 1 April)
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE Tuesday 4 April – Sunday 9 April (matinee 8 & 9 April)
MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE Tuesday 11 April – Saturday 15 April (matinee 15 April)
NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL Sunday 16 April – Tuesday 18 April
BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL Wednesday 19 April – Sunday 23 April (matinee 22 April)
BRISTOL HIPPODROME Tuesday 25 April – Sunday 30 April (matinee 29 April)
Please note, shows at venues throughout the tour start at 8pm, except for Sundays which are 7.30pm, and matinee performances are 2.30pm.