Riverdance to bid Suffolk farewell

DANCE spectacular Riverdance is to return to Ipswich's Regent theatre as part of its farewell tour, it was announced today.

James Marston

DANCE spectacular Riverdance is to return to Ipswich's Regent theatre as part of its farewell tour, it was announced today.

The show, which will be performed in 14 towns and cities across the UK comes to the venue in St Helen's Street on April 13 to April 18 next year, with tickets going on sale today .

David Mansfield, theatre spokesman, said: “When Riverdance was last at the theatre in May 2007 it became one of the most successful shows in the Regent's history which I'm sure will be repeated when they return next year.


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“The word 'phenomenon' is often over used, but in the case of Riverdance it's very appropriate.

“It's a truly remarkable show so don't miss this last opportunity to see it."

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Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, the full-length show opened in February 1995 in the Point Theatre, Dublin.

The Farewell Tour will be the eighth time that Riverdance has performed across the UK where it has been enjoyed by more than 2.7 million people, with in excess of 1,000 performances in 18 cities.

The worldwide TV audience for Riverdance is in excess of 2 billion people.

Producer Moya Doherty said: “Since 1995, the success of Riverdance in the UK has gone beyond our wildest dreams.

“The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences 13 years after its debut in Dublin is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show.

“We look forward to this farewell tour of the UK as it was always our intention to end on a high note.”

Tickets are priced from £23.50 to £39.50 and are available from the box office on 01473 433100.

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