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Theatre Review: Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games (UK Tour)

Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games review (UK Tour): Good battles Evil in our dreams to see who will be the Lord of the Dance.

Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games review by Katey Thompson at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking.

Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games review

The story behind the latest incarnation of the Lord of the Dance is set in the dreamworld of the Little Spirit and is a classic battle between good and evil. The Lord of the Dance is symbolic of all the good in the world and battles to protect the Spirit from the Dark Lord who represents all that is evil in the dreamworld.

The opening scene starts with the sound of a clock ticking down to midnight to the dream of the Little Spirit who is ably played by Georgia Demmon, a very flexible acrobat and expressive dancer. This opening sequence
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Michael Flatley Accused of Stiffing Publicist in New Lawsuit

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Michael Flatley Accused of Stiffing Publicist in New Lawsuit
Time will tell if Michael Flatley can dance his way out of this one. The “Lord of the Dance” creator and “Riverdance” star, who’s scheduled to perform at President Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities on Friday, is being sued by a publicist who claims that Flatley has stiffed him on more than $42,000 in fees and expenses. In the suit, filed in New York Supreme Court on Thursday, Origlio & Miramontez Company says that Flatley owes $42,246.56 for PR and theatrical press agent services related to his production of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at New York’s Lyric Theatre between
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Michael Flatley Set to Dance at Donald Trump’s Liberty Ball (Report)

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Michael Flatley is getting ready to dance for the future president, according to TMZ. The “Riverdance” star and his Irish dance troupe have been added to the list of performers for the Liberty Ball as part of Donald Trump’s official inauguration celebrations on Friday in Washington D.C., the website reported. This latest addition to the line-up means the “Lord of the Dance” creator will join entertainers such as Sam Moore, Travis Greene and The Rockettes. Also Read: Shhh! Chrisette Michele to Perform at Trump's Inauguration (Report) While famous for his Irish dance skills and his lightening fast feet,
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Michael Flatley Will Dance for Trump at Inauguration Liberty Ball

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Donald Trump's inauguration just got a lot more lit -- Michael Flatley's been booked for the dance floor ... TMZ has learned. The "Lord of the Dance" creator and his Irish dance troupe are the latest act to be added to Friday night's Liberty Ball lineup ... according to our Inaugural Committee sources. We're told they've been wanting to book him for a while, and finally confirmed on Wednesday. Flatley's crew joins entertainers such as Sam Moore,
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Conor McGregor Danced His Face Off at Sister's Wedding (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_ixq9n0am"]] Conor McGregor's always ready to fight ... even when he's dancing. The Ufc superstar let the beat take hold at his sister Aoife's New Year's Eve wedding in Ireland -- and unleashed some dance moves that would even make Michael Flatley jealous. Dude gets so hyped, he starts throwing punches at one point ... while standing right next to Aoife's husband, Mark Elliott.  Lucky for everyone, he didn't connect.  Congrats!  Read more
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Drag Wars: Viva Awakens

"Why is everyone on this fucking island addicted to drama?" the all-knowing Mama (a superb Luis Alberto Garcia) moans.

Mama is the owner of a Havana gay bar featuring chintzy drag performers who gesticulate to emotional diva tunes and who, when the show's over, whore a little on the side. That's part of the setting for Viva, Ireland's Spanish-language submission for this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Having strutted its way onto a list of nine finalists -- which will eventually be whittled down to a mere five -- Viva showcases nothing a bit Irish onscreen, not even a high kick filched from Michael Flatley. And although some of the shooting was done on the Emerald shores, possibly interior shots, all the Erin-Go-Bragh action is off screen: Paddy Breathnach, director; Mark O'Halloran, screenwriter, and so forth and so on. (There's also a dash of Mexican for added excitement:
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Stephen Colbert Gets Emotional on The Late Show While Talking About Paris Attacks

Stephen Colbert Gets Emotional on The Late Show While Talking About Paris Attacks
The Late Show took a somber tone at the end of Friday's episode as Stephen Colbert got emotional while speaking about the deadly Paris attacks. At least 129 people were killed in six locations in the French capital. The terrorist group Isis has claimed responsibility for the attacks, the deadliest in Paris since World War II. "We end tonight's show with a heavy heart because we taped all of tonight's show and then we found out about the horrific attacks in Paris today," Colbert said on The Late Show after a performance from Michael Flatley and his Lord of the Dance dancers was shown. "I know that not much is known right now. We do...
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Maureen O'Hara, star of The Quiet Man, dies aged 95

Maureen O'Hara, star of The Quiet Man, dies aged 95
Irish-American actress Maureen O'Hara, known as 'The Queen of Technicolor', has died at the age of 95.

O'Hara was best known for her role in The Quiet Man opposite star John Wayne, which was directed by John Ford.

She died today at her home in Idaho, and her family confirmed in a statement that she had passed away "in her sleep of natural causes" surrounded by her family "listening to music from her favourite movie, The Quiet Man".

"Her characters were feisty and fearless, just as she was in real life. She was also proudly Irish and spent her entire lifetime sharing her heritage and the wonderful culture of the Emerald Isle with the world. Later in life, she became the first woman president of a commercially scheduled airline in the United States," they said.

"While we mourn the loss of a very wonderful woman, we also celebrate her remarkable life
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Britain's Got Talent: It's grand final time - as it happened

It's here! We can't believe it's come around so quickly, but it's time for the Britain's Got Talent final - and tonight, someone (or some people) will walk away a wee bit richer (and a wee bit nervous about performing for the royal family).

It's promising to be a pretty spectacular talent extravaganza (oh yes), so join us from 7.30pm when the show begins on ITV as we bring you all the action...

22:01Right, though, that's your lot for this series! Do keep leaving your comments in the box below - let us know if you're happy with the result, if you're disappointed, if you're sad that you have no more Bgt this year... we want to know it all. Thanks for joining us!

21:59Jules thanks everyone who voted for Matisse and all the rest of her dogs. Next stop: the Royal Variety. "I'm going to have to buy a corgi,
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Britain's Got Talent: It's grand final time - live blog

It's here! We can't believe it's come around so quickly, but it's time for the Britain's Got Talent final - and tonight, someone (or some people) will walk away a wee bit richer (and a wee bit nervous about performing for the royal family).

It's promising to be a pretty spectacular talent extravaganza (oh yes), so join us from 7.30pm when the show begins on ITV as we bring you all the action...

21:30We're filling some time while the voting takes place, so here's another look back at the series. Have you enjoyed it?

21:28Well, we don't really know what to say about Michael Flatley. It was all very energetic and we do kind of want one of his dancers' sparkly tops, mind. He promises that it really was his last TV performance: "I'm a bit long in the tooth now."

21:25(This is all we can think
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Strictly Come Dancing: Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole exit competition

Sunetra Sarker and her professional partner Brendan Cole have become the ninth couple to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.

Bottom of the leaderboard after last night's 'Around The World' show, the Casualty actress and her partner found themselves in the dance off against Mark Wright and Karen Hauer.

See all the photos and scores from this week's Strictly

Appearing in the dance off for the third time this series, Sarker and Cole reprised their Rumba to 'Girl From Ipanema', while Wright and Hauer performed their Salsa to Elvis Presley's 'Viva Las Vegas'.

Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all elected to keep Wright and Hauer in the competition, which meant Sarker and Cole were sent home. Head Judge Len Goodman agreed with the verdict of his fellow judges.

Describing her time on the show as a "once in a lifetime opportunity", Sarker praised her partner and fellow dancers.
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Strictly Come Dancing: week 10 – as it happened

It’s Around the World week! Brace yourself for a Bollywood-style routine from the pro dancers, and adapt your usual Strictly drinking game to include shameless cultural stereotypes

7.58pm GMT

So that’s it for another week. It’s the Quarter Finals next week, which means we’ve only got three Strictlys left. I’m actually quite sad about this. Anyone’s guess what’s going to happen from here on, any of the final six couples could easily win it. How exciting is that?

Tomorrow I’m heading back to the Strictly studio for the filming of the Christmas Special (get me, proper showbiz), so I’ll report back next week on whether it’s worth staying sober for a bit of Brucie action on Christmas Day.

7.57pm GMT

So Sunetra and Brendan are out! I think Sunetra has been fabulous, and I will miss Brendan’s gorgeous choreography.
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Countryfile tops quiet Sunday with 5.5 million on BBC One

Countryfile came out on top in the ratings on a quiet Sunday, according to overnight data.

The BBC One nature series brought in 5.5 million (29.3%) at 7pm, followed by Antiques Roadshow with 5.0m (23.2%) at 8pm.

Drama Quirke continued with 3.7m (17.5%) at 9pm.

On ITV, Catchphrase puzzled 4.1m (21.5%) at 7pm (179,000/0.8% on +1). Michael Flatley's Night To Remember special entertained 3.4m (15.8%) at 8pm (192k/0.8%), followed by Bond movie Quantum of Solace with 1.9m (11.9%) at 9.30pm (154k/1.6%).

BBC Two's I Bought a Rainforest appealed to 1.6m (7.3%) at 8pm. Britain's Greatest Pilots intrigued 1.5m (6.7%) at 9pm, while D-Day: The Last Heroes brought in 1.2m (7.2%) at 10pm.

Channel 4's For the Love of Cars gathered 1.4m (6.6%) at 8pm (211k/0.9%), while Fargo's latest episode was seen by 1.2m (5.3%) at 9pm (182k/1.1%).

On Channel 5, Jackie Chan movie The Medallion attracted 912k (4.5%) at 7pm (114k/0.5%), followed by Resident Evil: Extinction with 785k (3.8%) at 9pm (134k/0.9%).

BBC Three
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Fargo, In the Flesh

Michael Flatley: A Night to Remember: ITV, 8pm

Friends and fans pay tribute to Michael Flatley as the dancer and his troupe return to the stage for their first televised performance in over a decade.

Hosted by Christine Bleakley, this one-off entertainment special includes an exclusive performance by Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle of the title song to Flatley's new show Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games.

Quirke: BBC One, 9pm

The 1950s drama series returns for its second episode this evening, as the family is left reeling by the revelation that Quirke (Gabriel Byrne) is Phoebe's biological father. Overcome, Phoebe moves out into the company of the dangerous Leslie White.

Led into Dublin's seedy underworld of drugs and erotica by his investigation into two apparent suicides, Quirke soon discovers that he has reason to fear for his daughter's safety.

Fargo: Channel 4, 9pm

The drama,
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Britain's Got Talent semi-final 4 as it happens: Live Blog

Last night saw an opera singer and three men in heels progress to the Britain's Got Talent final.

Tonight, we have two golden buzzer choices, a posh violinist, fire dancers, light dancers and much more. Only two acts can go through, who will it be?

Join us from 7.30pm when we'll be live-blogging the skills and silliness on ITV.

21:59So that's it from us tonight, what did you think of the result?

21:57

Can't believe her parents couldn't be arsed to spell check lettuce #Bgt

Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) May 29, 2014

21:57The public were behind Lettice and she goes through to the final!

21:57Simon votes for Lettice taking it to Deadlock... sorry public vote.

21:56Amanda gives a vote to the Irish.

21:55David votes to put Lettice through, Alesha votes for Innovo to "even it out".

21:53If Bart Simpson was a real human being, he'd look like the Bam rapper.
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Michael Flatley to return in ITV special, Nadine Coyle to feature

Michael Flatley is to return for an ITV special later this year.

The Irish dancer will celebrate 20 years since rising to fame on Michael Flatley: A Night to Remember, to air in the coming weeks on ITV.

Flatley found worldwide fame after starring in Riverdance, which first came to prominence on Eurovision in April 1994.

He has since found success in his touring shows Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger.

In will be his first British TV performance in over a decade, and he will be joined by 30 dancers and musicians.

Christine Bleakley will host the one-off show, while tributes will be made by stars including Sir Bruce Forsyth.

The show will also include a taste of his new show Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, with Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle performing alongside him as The Goddess Erin.

Flatley said of the show: "The
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New Cuban Fury Poster Hits The Web

New Cuban Fury Poster Hits The Web
Nick Frost. Chris O'Dowd. Rashida Jones. Salsa. Cuban Fury is a film we've been excited about since it was first announced, and we've already cast our eye over the video blogs released during production. Now here's an exclusive look at the film's poster, with a bedazzled Frost giving it some welly, as Len on Strictly would say.The plot sees Frost's put-upon Bruce form a crush on his new boss, played by Rashida Jones. She's a keen salsa dancer, and to win her affections he brushes off his old dancing shoes and decides to reinvent himself as a lord of the dance - a sort of Michael Flatley with better hair. The fly in his foot ointment is Chris O'Dowd's rival for Jones' affections, so expect a dance battle or two before matters are settled.Cuban Fury comes loaded with bonus great British talent that includes Ian McShane,
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BBC One leads Friday night primetime with 'Hignfy', 'Graham Norton'

BBC One maintained its Friday night ratings grip outside of soaps last night (November 1), with Have I Got News For You and The Graham Norton Show securing more than a fifth of the audience.

This week's instalment of topical panel show Have I Got News For You featured Kirsty Young as guest host, alongside panelists Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Max Keiser and Tony Law. The 9pm show brought in 4.49 million viewers, with an audience share of 20.6%.

Citizen Khan attracted 2.86m (13.9%) viewers at 9.30pm, but ultimately lost out to ITV 1's Piers Morgan's Life Stories. The Graham Norton Show returned BBC One to the top of the ratings pile with 3.59m viewers - a 26.4% share.

Piers Morgan's Life Stories with Riverdance star Michael Flatley attracted an audience of 3.82m (18%) on ITV 1. However, the channel's Friday night film, Closer, only pulled in 610,000 viewers (6.5%).

Channel 4's Friday night comedy lineup continued to
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TV highlights 22/10/2013

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Football: Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund | The Great British Bake Off – The Final | Masters Of Sex | CSI: New York | The Central Park Five | Elementary | London Irish | Fox Wars

Football: Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

7.30pm, ITV1

It was given the "…Of Death" mantle by the press, but so far Arsenal have found their Champions League group relatively straightforward, with Marseille and Napoli both overwhelmed by the attacking verve of Arsène Wenger's side. Last season's runners-up, Borussia Dortmund, have had a patchy campaign so far, with a defeat in Naples in their opening group game, but on form should offer the Gunners a genuine test of their European Cup credentials. Gwilym Mumford

The Great British Bake Off – The Final

8pm, BBC2

The final of this year's competition has the remaining three flour warriors crouching tearfully by their ovens for the last time, watching their doughy hopes rise or fall at the will of that capricious fast-action yeast.
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Julien Macdonald dubbed Michael Flatley on Strictly

Julien Macdonald has been nicknamed Michael Flatley by his 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner. The fashion designer has been struggling to learn the lock steps - where a dancer's feet appear locked together - in his Cha Cha routine, so professional dancer Janette Manrara has likened him to the former 'Riverdance' star, who shot to fame performing the Irish jig, which features rapid leg movements. She said: ''He has a lot of lock steps in his routine. I told Julien that his lock steps look a little bit more like Riverdancing because he locks them so much so I've been
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