Manchester’s Palace Theatre will host the highly anticipated English Première of the new Irish dance musical TitanicDance.  The show features the three times Irish Dancing World Champion James Keegan along with a cast of 30 award-winning dancers and traditional Irish musicians.

What is TitanicDance about?

TitanicDance is a journey of hope, aspiration, love, heartbreak and sadness.  It tells the story of the world’s most famous ship, charting it’s journey from a Belfast shipyard to its tragic end in the Atlantic Ocean. TitanicDance is produced by Millennium Forum Productions by arrangement with KSR Productions.  The show took audiences in Ireland by storm when it opened at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast in 2014.  It received standing ovations before enjoying a sell-out run at the Millennium Forum in Derry.

Who stars in TitanicDance?

TitanicDance is led by Manchester dancer James Keegan, the three time Irish Dancing World Champion.  James has been Irish Dancing since the age of four. He was the lead dancer of St Bede College’s internationally famous Young, Gifted & Green Irish Dance troupe which staged countless shows for charity and raised over £200,000 for different local causes.

He started dancing professionally with Lord of the Dance the day after he took his last GCSE at St Bede’s.  Since then he has travelled all over the world with the hit show.  He has appearing on countless TV programmes including an American Presidential inauguration which was watched by an audience of over 30 million.

Speaking about performing in the TitanicDance English premiere in Manchester, the 30-year-old lead dancer and choreographer commented, “This is something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve spent the last 14 years touring with Lord of the Dance, and I’m really excited about helping to create a new show with other dancers like Ray Sweeney who is the show’s creative director and is another one of the principal dancers.

“It’s great to have the support of the Manchester Irish Festival website and my friends and family in Manchester and Ireland. I’m delighted that we have been able to secure the English Premiere of the show in my home town.”

The 2017 tour starts at the Belfast Waterfront on 13-14 September.  After dates in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester and Derry it will tour China from 2-29 October.

Where and when is TitanicDance performed in Manchester?

TitanicDance is performed at Manchester’s Palace Theatre on 24 September.