Riverdance thunders back into resort tonight

Riverdance is coming to the Opera House, Blackpool, on its 20th Anniversary Tour

Riverdance is coming to the Opera House, Blackpool, on its 20th Anniversary Tour

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As storms are set to batter the Fylde coast, there’ll be noise like thunder coming from the Opera House too, as Riverdance returns to Blackpool.

The smash-hit show is playing for one week as part of its 20th anniversary tour, bringing the art-form to a new generation, showing it for real to those who grew up watching it on TV, or just never getting old for seasoned fans.

It continues to thrill, two decades since was commissioned as the interval act for the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin.

And it features more than just the traditional Gaelic rhythms sending a row of dancers skirts swirling in 
perfect symmetry.

The show explores the influence Irish dancing has had on other art forms and the influence it takes from others, including the music, too.

A spectacular ‘dance-off’ between Irish dancers and tap dancers will have you dancing in the aisles come the encore.

Senior executive producer Julian Erskine said: “You can get all sorts of insight into Irish myth, legend and history, but if you want to sit back and enjoy a dance show you can do that as well.”

The show plays nightly from tonight until Sunday, at 8pm, with weekend matinees at 2.30pm each day.

Tickets still available visiting www.livenation.co.uk or calling 0844 856 1111