We chat to the star behind music and lyrics as the hit musical prepares to transfer.
The producers of the internationally acclaimed Riverdance have announced the UK premiere of Heartbeat Of Home, arriving at the London Palladium on the 22 – 23 February 2019.
They have now confirmed an additional matinee performance, scheduled to take place on Saturday 23 February 2019, and on sale now.
Two decades since Riverdance changed the landscape of Irish dance, Moya Doherty and John McColgan created the spectacular Heartbeat Of Home in 2013. The show has been performed in the Irish capital Dublin, before heading to North America, China and Germany.
It now arrives in the UK for two very special performance, with tickets on sale from 12 October 2018.
We recently caught up with the cast, as well as creator and director John McColgan, to find out more:
Heartbeat Of Home welcomes 33 performers to the stage for a modern take on traditional music and dance. It blends together Irish, Latin, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban and contemporary dance, accompanied by a live six piece playing music by Irish composer Brian Byrne. All is surrounded by state of the art video projections.
The ensemble includes dancers from across the globe, including Ireland, the USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Argentina and Spain.
The show is produced by Moya Doherty, conceived and directed by John McColgan, with concept and lyrics by Irish writer Joseph O’Connor. Choreography comes from David Bolger.
Here are those UK dates:
22 February 2019 – London Palladium, London
23 February 2019 – London Palladium, London (matinee performance)
23 February 2019 – London Palladium, London
Tickets for Heartbeat Of Home are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.