A NEW Irish dance show promises to paint the North East green.
Murphy’s Legacy will make its world premiere at Sage Gateshead on January 31 – and you could be there for free.
North East born Chris Hannon, a former lead dancer in Lord Of The Dance, has joined forces with US dancer Zach Klingenberg, fellow former Lord of the Dance female lead Katrina Hesketh, and world dance champion Kaila-Lee McManus to bring you a show which they hope will become the next Irish dance sensation.
Chris said: “It has always been my ambition to create a show that would be popular for both young and old. The traditional model needs updating without going too far from its core values; this is where I believe Murphy’s Legacy comes in.”
The show is a dark take of courage and loss set against an original soundtrack fused with a unique blend of choreography from both the States and the UK.
John Elliott, show musical director, said: “There is a specific kind of magic living inside Irish Music; both light and dark. I’m trying to harness that and then shake it up a little.”
Chris added: “There is a hunger from the general public for innovative dance shows. Murphy’s Legacy will hopefully be a breath of fresh air in dance venues around the world from January 2015 onwards.”
•Tickets are priced £25-£30 from Tel.443 4661 or online at www.tickets.sagegateshead.com. For more information visit www.murphyslegacy.co.uk.
We’ve teamed up with Murphy’s Legacy to give away three family tickets to the show at Sage Gateshead on January 31.
Each ticket admits two adults and two children.
To be in with a chance of winning, answer this question: which of these is a symbol of Ireland?
Email your answer to Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk.
Closing date: December 11.