Lord of the dance plays a dangerous game

MICHAEL Flatley's spectacular show Dangerous Games returns to the Capital this week to celebrate 20 years of Lord of the Dance.

Monday, 20th March 2017, 4:13 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:02 am
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games

Created, produced, choreographed and directed by Flatley himself, the Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games comes to the Playhouse on Friday, for just five performances.

The original Lord of the Dance production may have premiered two decades ago but in 2014, Flatley transformed it, making it even more thrilling than the original.

With music composed by Gerard Fahy, the new piece premiered at the London Palladium in September 2014, marking the milestone 20th anniversary.

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An intoxicating mix of dance and music that fuses traditional and contemporary, Dangerous Games is a classic tale that showcases the exceptional talent of the cast, 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers.

Having enjoyed huge success in the West End, Broadway, and all around the globe, now it’s Edinburgh’s turn to see what all the fuss is about.

Flatley says, “Our fans in the UK have been incredibly loyal for the last 20 years and many of my talented dancers hail from diverse parts of the country.

“We have a world-class cast, many of whom will be performing in their home cities and I am delighted to be able to showcase their remarkable talent.”

With all the precision and thrills of the original, Dangerous Games features everything from world champion acrobats to dancing robots, and introduces Flatley’s protégés James Keegan, Fergal Keaney and Matt Smith in the role of the Lord.

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games UK Tour 2017, Playhouse, Greenside Place, Friday-Sunday, 24 March, various times, £25.15-£48.65, 0844-871 3014