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30 September 2015

Shows mark 21st year of show,
with a new generation of dancers

Live Nation is proud to announce that the Riverdance UK Tour of 2016, which marks the show’s 21st birthday, will visit 13 venues across the UK from March 2016 (see over for full dates). Tickets will go on general sale at 0900 on Friday 2 October 2015 from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. The cast for this tour will feature, for the first time, some dancers who were actually born in the same year that the show first opened; 1995 at the Point Theatre in Dublin! This is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect with what the Irish Times rightly described as “The Original...The Best”. The Washington Post exclaimed, “Its continued popularity proves that it was, and remains, a phenomenon of historic proportions!”

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 and the show has lost none of its magic. The worldwide TV audience for Riverdance is in excess of 2 billion people.

Producer Moya Doherty said, “Twenty one 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 has received rave reviews globally but perhaps the simplicity of The Guardian’s verdict sums it up: “Dance does not often get so good”. Riverdance is a celebration of Irish dance and culture, presented with sophistication and vibrancy.” The Hollywood Reporter acclaimed, “The sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.”

This series of dates in 2016 represent a chance for UK Riverdance fans old and new to celebrate an incredible milestone for an incredible show. Twenty one years after the show first opened, a truly phenomenal piece of theatrical entertainment is back by popular demand. Truly, Riverdance has come of age!

For more information or pictures please contact Chris Hewlett on 0845 601 2833 or email chris@chrishewlett.com

RIVERDANCE - UK TOUR DATES 2016


LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Tuesday 29 – Thursday 31 March 2016
Box Office: 0116 2333111 (£30.50 - £44 plus booking fee)
(8pm Tuesday-Thursday, plus 2.30pm matinee Wednesday)

CARDIFF St David’s Hall
Friday 1 – Sunday 3 April 2016
Box Office: 02920 878444 (£30.50 - £44 plus booking fee)
(8pm Friday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinees Saturday and Sunday)

SHEFFIELD City Hall
Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 April
Box Office: 0114 2 789 789 (£34.50 - £44 plus booking fee)
(8pm Tuesday – Thursday)

MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Friday 8 – Sunday 10 April 2016
Box Office: 08444 777 677 (£30.50 - £44 plus booking fee)
(8pm Friday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinees Saturday and Sunday)

YORK Barbican
Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 April 2016
Box Office: 0844 854 2757 (£30.50 - £44 plus booking fee)
(8pm Tuesday-Thursday, plus 2.30pm matinee Wednesday)

GLASGOW Clyde
Friday 15 – Sunday 17 April 2016
Box Office: 0844 395 4000 (£30.50 - £44 plus booking fee)
(8pm Friday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinees Saturday and Sunday)

LEEDS Grand Theatre
Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April 2016
Box Office: 0844 848 2700 (£30.50 - £44 plus booking fee*)
(8pm Tuesday-Friday, plus 2.30pm matinee Thursday)

NEWCASTLE Arena
Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 April 2016
Box Office: 0844 493 6666 (£32.50 - £44 plus booking fee)
(8pm Saturday and Sunday, plus 2.30pm matinee Sunday)

WIMBLEDON New Theatre
Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 April 2016
Box Office: 0844 871 7646 (£32.50 - £44 plus booking fee**)
(8pm Tuesday - Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinees Wednesday and Saturday)

CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5 May 2016
Box Office: 01223 357851 (£30.50 - £44 plus booking fee)
(8pm Tuesday - Thursday, plus 2.30pm matinee Thursday)

STOKE Regent Theatre
Friday 6 – Saturday 7 May 2016
Box Office: 0844 871 7649 (£32.50 - £44 plus booking fee**)
(8pm Friday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinee Saturday)

PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 May 2016
Box Office: 0844 847 2362 (£30.50 - £44 plus booking fee)
(8pm Tuesday - Thursday, plus 2.30pm matinee Wednesday)

PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Friday 13 – Sunday 15 May 2016
Box Office: 0845 146 1460 (£30.50 - £44 plus booking fee)
(8pm Friday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinees Saturday and Sunday)

* Ticket prices include £1 venue Restoration Levy
** Ticket prices include £1.25 venue Restoration Levy


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