Lord of the Dance tour celebrates 20th anniversary

Michael Flatley’s show Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games returns to the UK early next year, after a successful world tour.

Following a 2015 sold-out UK tour, January will see the cast embark on a 23-city tour celebrating 20 years of Lord of the Dance.

The original Lord of the Dance show premiered at the Coliseum in London two decades ago, and in 2014 Flatley revamped the show.

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games premiered at the London Palladium in September 2014 to mark the 20th anniversary since Flatley rose to fame.

The show has had runs in the West End, Broadway, the US, Canada, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Flatley’s protégés James Keegan, Fergal Keaney and Matt Smith play the role of the ‘Lord’ in 23 venues across the UK between January and April.

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games opens at the Liverpool Empire Theatre on January 9.

The show then visits Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Oxford, Cardiff, Southend, Ipswich, Brighton, Woking, Guildford, Plymouth, London, Bradford, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Gateshead, Edinburgh, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham.

The tour concludes on April 30 at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is created, produced, choreographed and directed by Flatley.

It features new staging, costumes and choreography, world champion acrobats and dancing robots.

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