The producers of Riverdance have announced that dance and music extravaganza Heartbeat of Home will open in the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre on 4 September 2019, with opening night on 11 September.
Heartbeat of Home features the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban and contemporary music and dance, uniting performers and audiences on journeys to find a home, wherever that may be.
Following sold out performances at the London Palladium earlier this year and shows in Dublin, North America, China and Germany, the show is heading to the Piccadilly Theatre for an extended West End run due to popular demand.
Heartbeat of Home showcases 33 world-class dancers and live musicians from Ireland, USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Argentina and Spain. The show is produced by Moya Doherty and conceived and directed by John McColgan with award-winning Irish composer, Brian Byrne (who has worked with Katy Perry and Barbara Streisand), concept development and lyrics by award-winning Irish writer Joseph O’Connor and choreography by David Bolger.
John McColgan said:
“We are thrilled that Heartbeat of Home is heading to the West End this autumn. This is a show that fuses together Irish dance with flamenco, tap dancing, tango, salsa and hip hop. We want audiences to come out of the show energised and uplifted by this multicultural dance and music spectacle. We can’t wait to be back in London!”
The creative team also includes John Carey (irish dance choreography), Alan Farquharson (set design), David Torpey/Image Now and David Mattias/COSMO (set projection design), Peter Canning (lighting design), Ciarán Byrne (sound design), Monica Ennis and Niamh O’Connor (costumes styling) and Padraic Moyles (associate director).