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Extensions for Lord Of The Dance and Funny Girl

Wednesday, 9th Dec 2015

Two high profile shows have extended their run of performances in the capital – The Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the Playhouse Theatre and Funny Girl, which runs at the Savoy Theatre from April 2016. One is a short extension that takes it to the end of next month whilst the latter adds many new months, taking it to September 2016.

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games is the latest iteration of Michael Flatley’s famous dance show and has been running at the Playhouse Theatre this year following its recent opening. The show doesn’t feature Flatley himself, but has instead recruited talented new performers to provide the entertainment, including Rachel O’Connor, Morgan Comer, James Keegan and Cathal Keaney.

Flatley, however, did comment on the recent extension saying “I am proud of our cast and am delighted that we are continuing at this iconic London theatre.”

The show tells the story of Little Spirit as he makes his journey through the ages and comes to the help of the Lord of the Dance whilst defending Planet Ireland from Don Dorcha. The Dangerous Games version of the show has new choreography and stage work.

The production remains at the Playhouse Theatre and is now running there for performances up to Sunday 24th January 2016 (where it is replaced by Matthew Perry’s The End Of Longing from February).

Funny Girl, meanwhile, is yet to open at the Savoy Theatre and currently plays the Menier Chocolate Factory until March, but when it does open in the West End it will be doing so with a longer run than originally announced. The critically-acclaimed show will see Sheridan Smith take on her latest West End role as she plays Fanny Brice, the real life star of the stage and screen during the early years of Hollywood. The musical also features songs like You Are A Woman, Don’t Rain On My Parade and People, amongst others.

The show opens at the Savoy Theatre in April 2016 and, thanks to its new extension, is now booking there for performances up to Saturday 10th September 2016.

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