Riverdance 2016 UK tour dates announced
New generation of dancers celebrate 21st year of show
Irish dance sensation Riverdance is to return to the UK for a brand new tour, marking the show’s 21st birthday by visiting 13 venues around the country from March 2016. Remarkably, some members of this new generation of dancers were born the same year the show first opened in 1995 at Point Theatre in Dublin.
Michael Flatley, the show’s famous lead dancer, is set to retire in December and made his final UK appearing in July at Wembley Arena at the tender age of 57. Composed by Bill Whelan, Produced by Moya Doherty and Directed by John McColgan, Riverdance has performed across the UK where it has been experienced by over 2.9 million people in well over 1000 performances. The worldwide TV audience for Riverdance is in excess of 2 billion people.
Producer Moya Doherty says, ‘21 years after the curtains opened on the first show in 1995, we are proud to be still performing all around the world. We always look forward to our dates in the UK and these shows are sure to be very special. To celebrate our anniversary we have enhanced the production with new lighting, new costumes and a new number. The best of Riverdance with new energy from a stunning young cast of dancers many of whom were not yet born when the show started.’
Riverdance 2016 tour dates as follows:
29–30 Mar – De Montford Hall, Leicester
1–4 Apr – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
5–7 Apr – Sheffield City Hall
8–10 Apr – O2 Apollo Manchester
12–14 Apr – York Barbican
15–17 Apr – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
19–22 Apr – Grand Theatre, Leeds
23–24 Apr – Newcastle Arena
26–30 Apr – Wimbledon New Theatre, London
3–5 May – Cambridge Corn Exchange
6–7 May – Regent Theatre, Stoke
10–12 May – Portsmouth Guild Hall
13–15 May – Plymouth Pavillions
Tickets go on sale Fri 2 Oct at 9am.