Longer run for agile Irish dance troupe

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Owing to its popularity the Irish dance and music extravaganza has had its run at the Montecasino, Fourways, extended.

Lord of the Dance, which was originally scheduled to end its season on August 24 will now run from August 7 to 31.

The Irish dancers will again showcase their brilliant footwork, which has made Lord of the Dance a sellout in many parts of the world.

With more than 40 dancers delivering an eloquent and stunning interpretation of one of Ireland's most famous legends, the breathtaking choreography and awesome set design will have South African audiences on the edge of their seats.

Written, devised and produced by Michael Flatley, the show premiered at The Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, in 1996, within just eight weeks of its inception.

The audience went wild and there was every indication that the show would be a hit

By the end of the evening it had received several standing ovations. Later it got such rave reviews that it soon became the most talked about, most written about and most critically acclaimed show in musical history.

Flatley, while remaining producer, director and choreographer of his four global troupes, has made way for some high-calibre young dancers.