Dance aces all set to trip the light fantastic at Nottingham venues

Some of the biggest names in dance are set to trip the light fantastic at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall in the coming months.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:00 am
Northern Ballet's Merlin is not to be missed. (Photo credit: Guy Farrow)

Tickets have now gone on general sale to see Northern Ballet's eagerly-awaited production at Merlin.

It can be seen at Nottingham Theatre Royal from September 25 to October 2.

The ballet by Drew McOnie features a music score by Grant Olding.

Discover how the world’s most famous sorcerer mastered his magic to unite a warring kingdom.

Inspired by the story of the mythical wizard, Northern Ballet’s Merlin will take you on a sweeping epic adventure of heartbreak, hope and more than a little magic.

Choreographed by Olivier award-winning Drew McOnie (Broadway’s King Kong and Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom), you can expect an enchanting spectacle.

Don’t miss the legend being reawakened through Northern Ballet’s unrivalled blend of classical ballet and dramatic storytelling.

Riverdance: The 25th Anniversary Tour (Photo credit: R Jack Hartin)

For something a little different, you can try Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show, which you can see at the Royal Concert Hall on August 27 and 28.

This will be a powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance.

A quarter of a century on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

The show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.

Diversity have a show planned in Nottingham

Both new and devoted fans of all ages will again fall in love with the magic of Riverdance – the original, the best.

Finally, Diversity will be performing their latest show Connected at the Royal Concert Hall on April 1 and 2 next year.

After nine sell out UK tours, more than 600,000 tickets sold, and countless television and live performances Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tours.

Diversity first took the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent.

Over the past decade, they have continued to wow audiences around the world with their innovative live tours and performances.

For more on all the shows mentioned, you can go online and check out the venues’ website at

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