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One of the most iconic dance shows in the world is marking a major anniversary next year. Riverdance turns 25 in 2020.
In celebration, Riverdance: New 25th Anniversary Show will tour the UK, visiting 25 venues – including Manchester’s Palace Theatre, Edinburgh’s Playhouse Theatre, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena and London’s Eventim Apollo – from 10 March to 7 June 2020.
Promising powerful, passionate and unforgettable Irish dancing, Riverdance’s new show is set to be a stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite. Known for its Grammy-winning music, composer Bill Whelan has re-recorded his mesmerising soundtrack. Plus, producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely re-imagined the ground-breaking production.
The 25th anniversary show will catapult Riverdance into the 21st century. Along with innovative lighting and projection as well as spectacular staging and costume design, audiences will be completely immersed in the elemental power of its music and dance.
Have a peek at what you can expect below.
Riverdance was first performed during an interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest at the Point Theatre in Dublin. Not only did it earn a standing ovation from the packed crowd of 4,000 people, but it also was transmitted to a viewing audience of over 300 million people worldwide. The following year, Riverdance: The Show opened at the Point Theatre for a five-week, sold-out run. Since then Riverdance has been seen by over 30 million spectators in more than 47 different countries.
As it celebrates its 25th year, both new and devoted fans of all ages are sure to fall for the magic of Riverdance – the original, at its best.
Here’s the full list of dates for the 25 venues on Riverdance’s 25th anniversary UK tour:
10-12 March 2020 – BIC Windsor Hall, Bournemouth
14-15 March 2020 – Palace Theatre, Manchester
16-17 March 2020 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
20-22 March 2020 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
24-26 March 2020 – New Theatre, Oxford
27-29 March 2020 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
31 March-1 April 2020 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
2-4 April 2020 – New Theatre, Wimbledon
6-9 April 2020 – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
11-12 April2020 – Pavilions, Plymouth
14-18 April 2020 – Mayflower, Southampton
21-23 2020 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
24-26 April 2020 – Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
28-30 April 2020 – City Hall, Sheffield
1-3 May 2020 – Empire Theatre, Sunderland
5-6 May 2020 – King’s Theatre, Glasgow
8-10 May 2020 – Regent Theatre, Stoke
12-14 May 2020 – Barbican, York
15-16 May 2020 – Empire, Liverpool
19-21 May 2020 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
22-24 May 2020 – Hippodrome, Bristol
26-27 May 2020 – Princess Theatre, Torquay
29-31 May 2020 – Milton Keynes Theatre
1-3 June 2020 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
4-7 June 2020 – Eventim Apollo, London
Register now for more information about Riverdance: New 25th Anniversary Show. Tickets go on sale at 09:00 Friday 15 March 2020 via Ticketmaster.co.uk.