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Tickets on sale for 2014 Riverdance

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Sunderland Empire has announced that tickets are now on sale for Riverdance as it prepares its 20th Anniversary Tour, stopping off at the Empire 10 to 15 November 2014.

With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst into the public’s heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect with what the Irish Times rightly described as “The Original...The Best”. The Washington Post exclaimed, “Its continued popularity proves that it was, and remains, a phenomenon of historic proportions!”

“The success of ,i>Riverdance across the whole world has gone beyond our wildest dreams,” said producer Moya Doherty. “The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show. This 20th Anniversary Tour is a thank you to our UK audiences and a celebration of what has been an incredible journey across two decades.”

Composed by Bill Whelan, Produced by Moya Doherty and Directed by John McColgan, Riverdance has performed across the UK where it has been experienced by over 2.9 million people in well over 1000 performances in 18 cities and the show has lost none of its magic. The worldwide TV audience for Riverdance is in excess of 2 billion people.

Riverdance has received rave reviews across the world but perhaps the simplicity of The Guardian’s verdict sums it up: “Dance does not often get so good.” Riverdance is a celebration of Irish dance and culture, presented with sophistication and vibrancy.” The Hollywood Reporter acclaimed, “the sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.”

Tickets priced £29.50 - £44.50 (concessions also available) can be purchased in person from the Box Office on High Street West, Sunderland, the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022 and online


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