Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is well into its four-week run at The Teatro at Montecasino. I decided that I wouldn’t let the opportunity pass me by … so I went to see it. (Plus, I couldn’t deal with the looks I got when I told people I hadn’t seen it yet!) The show is made up of two acts and is about two hours long, with a 20-minute interval in-between.
It follows the story of the Little Spirit and a battle between the Lord of the Dance and the Dark Lord (I won’t give away more than this – you need to see it for yourself). The beautiful thing about this story is that it’s told entirely through dance (with the exception of three stunning songs performed by Erin the Goddess, otherwise known as Rachel O’ Connor). There’s even a bit of a love triangle going on in the story … for all the romantics out there.
LOTD also made use of stunning visuals! (I really felt like I was being transported to a different world where fairies and the like actually exist … it’s captured your attention, hasn’t it?). Oh, and if you’re a fan of the fiddle and the flute, prepare your ears for a feast.
Let’s be honest though – what you’d really like to hear about is the tap … well then you’ll be happy to know that throughout the entire show, not one person was out of sync. (Now that’s skill!) Needless to say, I’m the newest member of the Michael Flatley fan club. The dancers also encourage you to clap along, which makes you feel like you’re a part of the fun. Oh, and don’t forget to carry some cash with you, should you get the munchies and need a little something to snack on.
I would definitely recommend LOTD: Dangerous Games to anyone looking for a festive and cheery evening out (that’s truly how the music made me feel … I couldn’t stop tapping my feet). But you’d better hurry – the show is only on until 9 August! Click here for more info.
By: Nicole Naidoo