Woman arrested after mass brawl during Lord Of The Dance show in Manchester

A brawl broke out at a theatre during a performance of Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance.

Thursday, 13th April 2017, 11:11 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:38 pm
Palace Theatre, Manchester - Image: Google
Palace Theatre, Manchester - Image: Google

Police scrambled to reports of eight people fighting in the orchestra stalls at the Palace Theatre in Manchester during the high-kicking Irish dance extravaganza.

Officers attended and a 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.

There were no reports of injuries.

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The trouble began shortly after 9pm on the opening night of Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games, directed and choreographed by Irish dance superstar Flatley.

The show is described as a high-energy, two-hour fusion of dance styles, from traditional Irish dance to tap, modern and Broadway involving a story of good versus evil, with a Hunger Games flavour.

No-one from the theatre was available for comment.