LORD OF THE DANCE – A INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON
Lord Of The Dance was Irish dancer / choreographer Flatley’s follow-up show to Riverdance, which became a cultural phenomenon following its appearance on the 1994 Eurovison Song Contest and introduced Flatley’s bespoke hybrid of traditional Irish and contemporary dance to the masses.
Now, this epic new staging of his original masterpiece, entitled Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games moves to the Playhouse Theatre following sell-out seasons at the Dominion Theatre and the London Palladium.
Based on Irish folklore, this classic tale of Good vs. Evil, expressed through the universal language of dance, has thrilled audiences worldwide It’s the story of the Little Spirit, who travels through time to help the Lord of the Dance protect his people from the challenge of Don Dorcha, the Dark Lord.
As this dark power challenges our hero, the adventure draws you into a mythical universe of love, danger, and desire, created by a masterfully orchestrated combination of precision dancing, state of the art lighting and pyrotechnics.
With 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers directed by Flatley, and new music by composer Gerard Fahy, Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games features new staging, new costumes and new choreography.
This show at the London Palladium, a sort of Riverdance Greatest Hits, is billed as Michael Flatley’s final West End appearance. I very much hope that, Sinatra-like, he keeps coming back to say goodbye. The stage needs people like Flatley.
Laura Thompson, The Telegraph
If you’re a fan of Lord of the Dance you’ll be tapping those feet with glee through the whole two hours, and that’s all you can ask for really. Camp, sparkly and really very dancey, we’re ‘sure to be sure’ to give this a massive thumbs up.
So So Gay