Riverdance Show Preview – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Riverdance 2021
Image Source: Liverpool Theatre

Show: Riverdance
Location: Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Dates: Monday November 8-Thursday November 11 2021
Times: 14.30 & 19.30
Running Time: 125 Minutes
Age Rating: 8+
Performers: William Bryant, Maggie Darlington, Amy-Mae Dolan, Anna Mai Fitzpatrick, Kieran Hardiman, Bobby Hodges, Meadhbh Kennedy, Patrick O’Mahony, Jason O’Neill, Gianna Petracic, Natasia Petracic & Callum Spencer
Production Company: Riverdance
Producer: Moya Doherty
Director: John McColgan

The days are counting down to Riverdance bringing its 25th anniversary tour to Liverpool‘s Empire Theatre. The show comes to Liverpool from Monday November 8 to Thursday November 11 2021. And tickets are still available for this exciting show. Now, this will be a dance theatre show for the ages at the Empire Theatre. So, let’s take a look at Riverdance!

Riverdance

Background

This 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century. Not only that, but it completely immerses audiences into the extraordinary and elemental power of music and dance. But why go and see it? Well, 25 years on, new and longtime fans will fall in love with the original and best dance show. It’s a mesmerising reinvention of a longtime favourite, demonstrating the excitement, energy and passion of Irish dance.

Creatives

The director of this show is John McColgan, with Moya Doherty as producer and Bill Whelan as composer. Furthermore, we have Julian Erskine as senior executive producer, Joan Bergin as costume designer and Michael O’Gorman as sound designer. Better still, the show now has brand new lighting and projection to dazzle audiences as they watch some iconic dancing.

Cast

The show has twelve lead dancers. So, these include William Bryant, Maggie Darlington, Amy-Mae Dolan, Anna Mai Fitzpatrick, Kieran Hardiman and Bobby Hodges. Additionally, there’s Meadhbh Kennedy, Patrick O’Mahony, Jason O’Neill, Gianna Petracic, Natasia Petracic and Callum Spencer.

Venue

Liverpool’s Empire Theatre is a true mainstay of the city, ever since the venue’s initial opening in 1866. But a demolition of the original Empire would lead to the modern Empire opening in 1924. From there, the Empire would become a focal point for the UK’s top touring theatre shows. Indeed, so many iconic productions regularly come to Liverpool’s Empire Theatre. Furthermore, the list of performers to grace the Empire stage over the years reads like a who’s who. In addition, the Empire’s location is pivotal, with its positioning directly in front of Lime Street Station. The Empire has a total capacity of 2,381, with frequent sell-outs throughout the annual theatre calendar. Simply put, the Empire Theatre is amongst the UK’s top entertainment venues and an ideal backdrop for a classic night of theatre.

Tour

The tour begins at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall from August 27-28 2021. Then, it moves onto Birmingham, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Cambridge, Southend, Wimbledon, York, Edinburgh, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Glasgow, Sheffield, Oxford and Stoke-On-Trent. Next, it’s onto Hull, Leicester and Sunderland before coming to Liverpool’s Empire Theatre from November 8-11 2021. After that, the show covers Manchester, Bristol, Portsmouth, Torquay, Plymouth and London. Finally, the tour concludes at Brighton Centre from December 12-14 2021, with 2022 dates and locations awaiting confirmation.

Riverdance Further Links

Riverdance runs at the Empire Theatre from Monday November 8 to Thursday November 11 2021. So, to purchase tickets, please click here.

For more information about this show, click here.

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