Michael Flatley’s Irish dance spectacular Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games returns to the UK early next year, hot on the heels of a 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 Coliseum in London two decades ago, and in 2014 Michael Flatley transformed the show making it even more thrilling than the original. Its follow-up, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, which has music composed by Gerard Fahy and a cast of 40 young performers, premiered at the London Palladium in September 2014 to mark the milestone 20th anniversary since Flatley became an international sensation.
And now, Lord of the Dance fans will be able to see Flatley’s protégés James Keegan, Fergal Keaney and Matt Smith in the role of the ‘Lord’ in venues across the UK between January and April.
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games UK tour 2017 opens at the Liverpool Empire Theatre on Monday 9 January 2017. 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 2017 at the Bristol Hippodrome.
Since its 2014 premiere, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games has gone on to enjoy hugely successful runs in the West End, Broadway, the US, Canada, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. It 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.
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is created, produced, choreographed and directed by Flatley. 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.
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.