Global Hit Irish Dance Show Returns to Tour Australia in March-May
Live Band and 15 Dancers Performing Non-Stop Irish Hits
Australian-created hit new Irish rock show, EIREBORNE, has taken off around the globe after sell-out success in Australia and Europe and is now returning by popular demand. EIREBORNE is more than an Irish dance show. It’s a current and contemporary theatrical experience like no other, taking traditional Irish music and dance to a whole new level to a new audience.
This highly-fuelled rock show production is slicker than your average Irish dance show and has an attitude to match. With 15 World-class Irish dancers that hit the floor alongside a rockin’ live six-piece band and two lead vocalists performing a soundtrack of all-time-hits from Irish born artists such as U2, Snow Patrol, Van Morrison, Hozier, The Script, The Cranberries, and more.
Showcasing a fast-paced 90-minute spectacle with larger-than-life individuals and multi-talented artists on stage, EIREBORNE is a concert performance with a noticeable point of difference within its genre … It’s 100% live on stage!
The lead narrator of the show, played by Toby Francis (fresh from We Will Rock You: Arena Spectacular), welcomes his rocking band with Reigan Derry (Australian Idol, Scarlett Belle, X Factor) on lead vocals performing both traditional and modern world-famous Irish hits. Dancers from international Irish shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance kick up their heels, performing traditional and modern Irish dance as well as ballroom and tap.
Fronting the 15-strong dance ensemble is former Riverdance cast member Peta Anderson. Along with creating and co-directing the production, 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 is also about to perform in Drummer Queens, which she also choreographed, and is premiering in Sydney in February. Read our interview with Peta Anderson about Drummer Queens here.
“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’s return to the Australian stage is supported as part of the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative to provide creative and cultural experiences to audiences across Australia.
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
PARRAMATTA – Riverside Theatres
Friday March 12
SYDNEY – State Theatre
Saturday March 13
NEWCASTLE – Civic Theatre
Monday March 15
PORT MACQUARIE – Glasshouse
Tuesday March 16
BRISBANE – Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Thursday March 18
CALOUNDRA – The Events Centre
Friday March 19
THE GOLD COAST – The Star
Saturday March 20
GEELONG – Costa Hall, Deakin University
Saturday April 17
BALLARAT – Her Majesty’s Theatre
Sunday April 18
MELBOURNE – Comedy Theatre
Saturday April 24
NARRE WARREN – Bunjil Place
Tuesday April 27
FRANKSTON – Frankston Arts Centre
Wednesday April 28
ADELAIDE – Festival Theatre
Friday April 30
Bookings: www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au / www.bass.net.au
PERTH – Crown Theatre
Sunday May 2
BUNBURY – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC)
Monday May 3
ALBANY – Albany Entertainment Centre
Tuesday May 4