Cast Announced for Hit Irish Dance Spectacular
Touring Nationally August – October
Taking Irish dance to a whole new level, the incredible cast of EIREBORNE has been announced for this year’s 15 city Australian tour.
With one of the best Irish dancing casts ever assembled in Australia, and a spectacular live six-piece band, this show is not to be missed. This show is 100 per cent live and dynamic which is a distinct point of difference to other dance shows touring the world.
Following huge success in Australia and Europe, this hit Australian production has been re- scheduled from earlier this year and is ready to thrill audiences around the country. Tickets for EIREBORNE are selling fast, with extra shows currently being added to accommodate the demand.
A celebration of all things Irish, this riveting rock show production is an unparalleled theatrical experience, showcasing 15 incredible Irish dancers rockin’ out to a soundtrack of the biggest hits from Irish sensations including U2, Snow Patrol, Van Morrison, Hozier, The Script, The Cranberries, and more.
With the likes of Helpmann Award winning actor and singer Matt Hetherington as the show’s lead narrator, who has recently returned to Australia after six years living in the United States, and the soaring vocals of Australian-born folk-soul singer songwriter Reigan Derry (Australian Idol, Scarlett Belle, X Factor) complimenting the fifteen virtuosos of Irish Tap, including Peta Anderson, Liam Costello (current World Champion), and the Bryant brothers Kieren and Will; EIREBORNE promises to deliver a spectacle unlike anything seen before on Australian shores.
Matt Hetherington said he “simply can’t wait to get on stage in Eireborne. With such a brilliant cast it is going to be an exhilarating show.”
“When you combine extraordinary dancing skill and amazing music with fun and sexiness you know it’s going to be a hit. I’m thrilled to be a part of the team.”
The performer pedigree is truly unparalleled. At just 18 years of age, Liam Costello is the youngest Australian to win the Irish Dance World Championship. Not only that, but he has won it twice, two years in a row! Not to be out done, the Bryant brothers have starred in the Irish Dance phenomenon, Riverdance, and William has even worked with The Wiggles! You may also recognise younger brother Kieran, an original EIREBORNE dancer, from 2018’s Dancing With The Stars in Ireland and the film, Dance Academy: The Comeback.
But perhaps the biggest name of them all is the revered dancer, choreographer and co-producer of the production, Peta Anderson, who created the concept for EIREBORNE. One of Australia’s leading tap dancers, Peta is driven by a desire to inspire the next generation after Riverdance by showcasing Irish dance in a fresh and innovative fashion. Peta’s choreography showcases her unique ability to fuse the styles of Irish dance with tap rhythms and beats. Peta was the winner of Irish RTE’s Dance Off, a lead dancer in the Drama Desk Award nominated off-Broadway Irish production Noctu and is a Capezio sponsored athlete. She also choreographed and performed in Drummer Queens.
“When I first created the concept of Eireborne I wanted to feature Irish dancers in a way we haven’t been seen before!” Peta explains, “Eireborne allowed me to push the boundaries as the choreographer and revolutionise Irish dance which shows just how versatile and mesmerising Irish dance can be.”
EIREBORNE is directed by Nigel Turner Carroll (The Tap Pack, Twists and Turns starring Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham, Back to Bacharach starring Casey Donovan, and Resident Director on Grease the Arena Spectacular). Concept/Executive Producer is Maryanne Fogarty-Morello (Riverdance, and 9x Australian Open Irish Dance Champion); Choreographer/Co-Producer is Peta Anderson; and the musical director is Andy Horvath.
EIREBORNE AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2021
MELBOURNE – Comedy Theatre
Saturday August 28
FRANKSTON – Frankston Arts Centre
Wednesday September 1
NARRE WARREN – Bunjil Place
Thursday September 2
NEWCASTLE – Civic Theatre
Saturday September 4
ADELAIDE – Her Majesty’s Theatre
Tuesday October 12
PORT MACQUARIE – Glasshouse
Thursday October 14
ROOTY HILL – Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ
Friday October 15
SYDNEY – State Theatre
Saturday October 16
PARRAMATTA – Riverside Theatres
Monday October 18
PERTH – Crown Theatre
Friday October 22
BUNBURY – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC)
Saturday October 23
MANDURAH – Manpac
Sunday October 24
ALBANY – Albany Entertainment Centre
Monday October 25
BRISBANE – Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Thursday October 28
THE GOLD COAST – The Star
Saturday October 30