TitanicDance receives Standing Ovation in Manchester
TitanicDance Proves a big Hit in Manchester
The Premiere of TitanicDance the new hit Irish Musical proved a big hit with the audience in Manchester where it received not one but three standing ovations from the entire audience. The show which was its English Premiere had been sponsored by the Manchester based Rosgal Limited.
Tony Hennigan from the Manchester Irish Festival commented "There was a great buzz about the show staging its first show in England in Manchester and it looked like the entire Irish community of the city and beyond had come to witness and support this historic occasion. It was a great homecoming for one of its stars – the three times world Irish Dancing champion, James Keegan.”
“The award winning Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band who are next year celebrating their 70th anniversary brought the City Centre to a standstill when they entertained the audience on their arrival to the venue. It set the mood for the night and the audience were ready and waiting to cheer on the cast from the opening bars right through to the last encore. It was a breath taking performance with a great story line, the mixture of live traditional Irish music and song alongside a cast of award winning dancers is great recipe for a worldwide hit. There has been a gap in the market for a new Irish Dance musical like this and it ticks all the right boxes."
"The festival was delighted to come on board to help promote the Premiere in Manchester and support James Keegan who has done so much for the Irish community in the city. We might be halfway to March but it felt like St Patricks Day in the venue on Sunday night and was a great celebration of Irish Culture."
The smash hit Irish Dance musical featured a cast of thirty award winning Irish Dancers and traditional Irish musicians which included the three times World Champion Irish Dancer, James Keegan who has taken over the lead role of Lord of the Dance from Michael Flately.
The multi-award winning Irish dancer has been Irish Dancing since the age of 4, James started dancing professionally with the hit dance show 'Lord of the Dance' at the age of 16. He has traveled all over the world with the show for the last 14 years, appearing on countless TV shows which included the inauguration of the American President to a viewing audience of over 30 million. Two years ago he was asked to take over the reins from Michael in the show. He also runs the Keegan Academy of Irish Dance in Manchester with his sister Louise.
The hugely successful show started its tour at the Belfast Waterfront before it went on to further sell-out shows in Dublin and SEC Armadillo Arena in Glasgow before it reached Manchester. The show will then go onto to visit the Millennium Forum, Derry on 28th to 30th September, before it starts its tour of China from 2nd to 29th October.
TitanicDance is an Irish Musical Dance sensation that tells the story of the world’s most famous ship from its beginning in the Belfast shipyard to its tragic end in the Atlantic Ocean. Produced by Millennium Forum Productions by arrangement with KSR Productions, it first took audiences in Ireland by storm when it opened at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast in 2014 to standing ovations before enjoying a sell-out run at the Millennium Forum in Derry. This is not just an Irish dance show; it’s an emotional journey of hope, aspiration, love, heartbreak and sadness that will mesmerise audiences everywhere.
Last year, the hit show enjoyed a hugely successful tour of China where its appearance at the China International Folk Arts Festival in Qinghai enabled it to be seen by a live audience of over one billion people. The show also made its inaugural visit to the US where it performed at the Branson Events Center in Missouri to numerous standing ovations. This electrifying show tells the story of the world’s most famous ship from its beginning in the Belfast shipyard to its tragic end in the Atlantic Ocean. A cast of 30 world class Irish dancers and live set the scene for a breathtaking romantic performance.
Photographs taken by Ged Noonan (Ged the Camera)
For more information on TitanicDance visit www.TitanicDance.com
To view Trailer click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AuWnKEhfc4
For Booking Details for China Tour see www.titanicdance.com
Tianjin, China – 2 nd to 4th October BEC Theatre
Beijing – 5 th to 8th October
Wuhan Theatre, Wuhan – 11th & 12th October
Nanjing People’s Hall, Nanjing – 14th & 15th October
Hangzhou Theater, Hangzhou – 17th & 18th October Daning Theatre,
Shanghai – 20th & 21st October
Fujiang Meeting Hall, Fuzhou – 23rd & 24th October
Minan Grand Theatre, Xiamen – 25th & 26th October Zhongshan Memory Hall,
Guangzhou – 28th & 29th October
For more info see www.titanicdance.com
The link for the Promotional Trailer for the show is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7ceDW0zDAk