“Magical, moving and utterly memorable” ***** The Arts Review
A complete reinvention of the show
Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show is a powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs and many of the cast for this rescheduled tour are so young that they were not even born in the year that the show first opened - 1995 at the Point Theatre in Dublin!
Moya Doherty said, “Every Riverdance tour fills audiences with excitement but the return of the show to the live stage, after the limbo caused by the pandemic, creates new levels of anticipation. These audiences have been starved of live content, performers have been starved of opportunity to dance, sing and play music and theatres have been starved of the lifeblood which live performance brings. But that very starving is the reason that the moment the curtain lifts the levels of exuberance, joy and creative celebration will never have been witnessed before. We cannot wait to hear once again the sound of the music and those dance shoes on stages across the country”.
The 25th Anniversary show completely immerses audiences in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. The reaction from the UK audiences in the handful of shows that did run before the tour was curtailed was unbelievable.
Now - just a little more than twenty-five years on! - both new and devoted fans of all ages will once again fall in love with the magic of Riverdance – the original, the best.
It is Riverdance, but not as you have ever seen it before.