|Michael Flatley, back as Lord Of The Dance|
Michael Flatley back is back as Lord Of The Dance
Date: 8 July 2010
Following in the footsteps of Riverdance, another Irish dance show returns to the region, but this time the original star is back too. Dancing legend Michael Flatley will tap his way back onto the world stage as he reprises his role as Lord of the Dance. For a limited run commencing in autumn, 2010, Lord of the Dance starring Michael Flatley will play in venues throughout the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Tickets for the UK dates are currently on sale.
Flatley said, “I am very excited to dance again”. I’ve created many shows but Lord of the Dance has a special place in my heart and I haven’t performed in it since 1998.”
For 14 years Lord of the Dance has been performed all over the world, playing to over 60 million people in over 60 countries in every continent. Flatley will be joined by a 40 strong cast, some of whom performed originally with Michael when the show debuted in 1996.
Michael was catapulted into stardom through the hit show Riverdance when he danced with Jean Butler. Since then, he created, choreographed and produced Lord of the Dance after realising his lifelong dream of taking Irish Dance to another level by creating a spectacle that would break box office records in arenas and stadiums worldwide.
Lord of the Dance is a timeless story based on Irish folklore of good versus evil, and through the media of dance and music it is understood and appreciated by every culture; there is no language barrier.
“It will be different this time around” remarks Michael, “I¹ve achieved my success and I’m proud of what I’ve done, this is like a victory lap. This time is for my loyal fans who have been there from the beginning.”
The show visits the Manchester Evening New Arena on 31 October, as well as Liverpool on 7 November. The tour also stops at London, Sheffield, Birmingham, Nottingham and Newcastle. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 23rd April.
- by Glenn Meads
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