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Lord of the Dance @ The London Palladium

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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
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Dangerous Games

I still remember the day - well okay, maybe not the exact day - when I saw Lord of the Dance for the first time. Sure it was on video, rather than on the stage, but at seven years old, I was hardly going to make the trip to Ireland for a crowded and overwhelming stage debut.

No, I was much happier snuggled up with my mum as Michael Flatley sprang across the stage, somehow making tap dance look macho. Dramatic lighting, rhythmic shoe tapping, and lively music brought everything to life. There was a storyline about an evil dark lord, but all this went above my head. I was just mesmerised by the spectacle of it all.

Almost twenty years later, Michael Flatley his making his farewell performance in a final show at the London Palladium. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is a darker tale based on Irish folklore, and runs until the 25th October with tickets costing between 25 - 108.
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Why? Fun at the theatre
When: Until 25th Oct
Phone: 0844 412 2957
Where: London Palladium
Cost: 25 - 108
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