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Heartbeat of Home prepares for West End residency

The cast and associate director chat about bringing the show back to the UK in September 2019.

Dance and music extravaganza Heartbeat Of Home is set to return to the UK for a special limited West End run from September 2019. Ahead of the London run, Associate Director Padraic Moyles and dancers Bobby Hodges and Kayla Lomas-Kirton look towards Heartbeat Of Home’s West End residency at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Watch the interview above.

Heartbeat of Home previews will begin on 4 September 2019 with the show opening on 11 September 2019.

“We are thrilled that Heartbeat of Home is heading to the West End this Autumn,” says show director John McColgan. “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 energized and uplifted by this multicultural dance and music spectacle. We can’t wait to be back in London!”

Watch the recently unveiled official London teaser trailer below:

Heartbeat Of Home welcomes 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 award-winning 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.

Heartbeat Of Home sold out its run at the London Palladium earlier this year, having toured across the globe including Irish capital Dublin, as well as North America, China and Germany.

The show is now set to arrive at London’s Piccadilly Theatre for an extended West End run.

Heartbeat Of Home will preview from 4 September 2019, opening on 11 September and booking until 13 October 2019. The show will run at approximately 1 hour 50 minutes including interval, with performances Monday – Saturday at 19:30, and a 14:30 on Thursday and Saturday. There will also be a 15:00 performance on Sundays.

Heartbeat Of Home


Ahead of the West End production, the show will take over the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for four performances in August 2019.

Here are the dates:

29 August 2019 – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
30 August 2019 – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
31 August 2019 – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (Matinee)
31 August 2019 – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (Evening)


Tickets for Heartbeat Of Home at London’s Picadilly Theatre are available through Ticketmaster.co.uk 

Tickets for the Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre dates are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.