RIVERDANCE RETURNS: Postponed tour kicks off in Britain with 27 shows planned

RIVERDANCE RETURNS: Postponed tour kicks off in Britain with 27 shows planned

THE postponed tour of Riverdance’s New 25th Anniversary Show has returned to Britain.

Its planned 2020 tour dates had to be shelved due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but little over a year later the production is back in action and delighted ticket holders are finally getting to see the show.

Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show is a powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance.

Composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded a mesmerising soundtrack for the production, while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

Many of the cast for this rescheduled tour are so young that they were not even born in the year that the show first opened - 1995 at the Point Theatre in Dublin.

Moya Doherty said: “Every Riverdance tour fills audiences with excitement but the return of the show to the live stage, after the limbo caused by the pandemic, creates new levels of anticipation.

“These audiences have been starved of live content, performers have been starved of opportunity to dance, sing and play music and theatres have been starved of the lifeblood which live performance brings.

“But that very starving is the reason that the moment the curtain lifts the levels of exuberance, joy and creative celebration will never have been witnessed before.

“We cannot wait to hear once again the sound of the music and those dance shoes on stages across the country”.
Abhann Productions and Live Nation have confirmed that Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show will visit 27 venues across Britain between now and December 14 and there are some tickets still available.

The rescheduled tour kicked off on August 27 at the Royal Concert Hall Royal, Nottingham.

For tickets click here.