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Lord of the Dance transfers to the Playhouse Theatre
The production recently played at the Dominion Theatre, ending there on 5 September 2015 after six months, and also enjoyed a run at the London Palladium where it opened to mixed reviews on 3 September 2014.
The Dominion Theatre and London Palladium shows featured Michael Flatley himself, but the cast for this production at the Playhouse will now be led by Flatley’s hand-picked team of young dancers, James Keegan and Morgan Comer, who have also been trained by Flatley.
Based on Irish folklore, this is the classic tale of Good vs. Evil, expressed through the universal language of dance. 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 an orchestrated combination of precision dancing, state of the art lighting and pyrotechnics.
Michael Flatley said of the announcement: “I’m delighted that London has once again welcomed us so warmly, and to be able to extend the show’s run by moving to the very beautiful Playhouse Theatre makes me feel immensely proud of what we’ve achieved. I am delighted for my dancers that they can continue to perform in this great city.”