Woman charged after brawl at British tour performance of Irish show Lord of the Dance

Woman charged after brawl at British tour performance of Irish show Lord of the Dance

A WOMAN has been arrested and charged after a brawl broke out during a British tour performance of Lord of the Dance.

Georgina Lynn Sixsmith, of Andrew Street, Middleton, Greater Manchester was charged with assaulting a police officer following the fight, which involved eight poeple.

The 48-year-old has also been charged with being drunk and disorderly.

The incident took place in the orchestra stalls at the Palace Theatre on the show's opening night on Tuesday.

Police were called to reports of a brawl during the show at Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, which directed and choreographed by Irish dance icon Michael Flatley.

Mr Flatley wasn’t performing on the night, having retired from dancing last year.

The show is playing in Manchester until Saturday, before embarking on a British tour with stops in Bristol, Birmingham and Nottingham.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: “Georgina Lynn Sixsmith of Andrew Street, Middleton has been charged with being drunk and disorderly and assault on a constable.

“She has been bailed and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 10 May 2017.

“At around 9.20pm on Tuesday 11 April 2017 police were called to the Palace Theatre, Oxford Street to reports that eight people were fighting in the stalls area of the theatre.”

A spokesperson for Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), who run Palace Theatre, told The Irish Post: "The safety of our customers and staff is and remains a priority for ATG. We are unable to comment further on an ongoing police investigation."