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From the Producers of Riverdance – Heartbeat of Home


Heartbeat of Home LogoA DREAM VOYAGE

at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
21 Performances only
Wednesday 25th September to Saturday 12th October 2013
(with special price previews from 25th September to 1st October)

Tickets Now On Sale

Created by the Producers and Director of Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home is a music and dance spectacular featuring the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. The world-class cast of thirty-nine includes a ten-piece band creating a new and electrifying sound written by award-winning, Golden-Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne. The World Premiere of Heartbeat of Home will take place at The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin on Wednesday 2nd October and will run for 21 performances only with special price previews from Wednesday 25th September.

The show employs high-definition, cutting-edge projection technology and has an engaging narrative structure.  Produced by Moya Doherty, conceived and directed by John McColgan with lyrics and narration by award-winning Irish writer Joseph O’Connor. Joseph comments: ‘when we marry the sexiness of salsa to the thunder of Irish dance, the lyricism of tango to the yearning of sean-nós, what a night of storytelling we shall have’. With world-class dancers from Ireland, USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Mexico and Spain and choreography by David Bolger, the production will create a dreamworld of joyous, heart-stopping, high-energy music and dance.

The Creative team:

Composer                                                      Brian Byrne

Lyrics /Narration                                       Joseph O’Connor

Choreography / Musical Staging         David Bolger

Irish Dance Choreography                     John Carey

Producer                                                        Moya Doherty

Director                                                          John McColgan



Featured Irish Dancers: Ciara Sexton, Emma Warren, Bobby Hodges, Ryan McCaffery, Jason O’Neill

Irish Dance Troupe: Peta Anderson, Olivia Griffin, Roisín Lyons, Ceili Moore, Natasia Petracic, Gianna Petracic, Shaunessy Sinnett, Erin Trevena

Stephen Brennan, Tom Brosnan, William Bryant, Blaine Donovan, Fred Nguyen, Andrew O’Reilly, Callum Spencer

Afro-Cuban Dancers: Teneisha Bonner, Kieran Donovan, Renako McDonald

Latin Dancers: Clare Craze, Vanessa Guevara, Curtis Angus, Angelo Gioffrè

Flamenco Dancers: Rocio Montoya, Stefano Cervo

Female Vocalist: Lucia Evans

Band: Guy Rickarby (MD/Kit), Robbie Fitzgerald (Guitar), Aoife Ní Bhriain (Fiddle), Paul Booth (Keys/Saxophone), Paul Frost (Trombone), Tanya O’Callaghan (Bass), Lottie Cullen (Pipes), Robbie Harris (Percussion/Vocals), Ryan Quigley (Brass)

From €15 to €47.50
Special-price previews: 25th September – 1st October  7.30pm
Preview matinee: 28th September  2.30pm
Opening: 2nd October

Final performance: 12th October
Evening Performances 7.30pm
Matinees:  Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays 2.30pm

21 Performances Only

Group discounts available on selected shows

Buy online:  www.ticketmaster.ie
In person at Ticketmaster outlets nationwide
24hr Credit Card Bookings:  0818 719300
Booking fees apply on telephone and internet bookings.


Allyson Rooney
September 7, 2013

Hi, would love to be at opening of this show with daughter who is into irish dancing, is there any special previews or any way to meet the cast??!!

Vera Abbott
September 8, 2013

When do the rest of us get to view the new production? Will you have it on DVD? yes, I know. Questions, questions, questions. 🙂

annie wai
September 17, 2013

once of a life time show!!!lucky we have just got tickets to go…can’t wait..

Jacqueline Magee
September 29, 2013

Seen heartbeat of home on Saturday night and what a show! It was amazing!

Eimear O’Neill
December 4, 2013

Where next? And is Afrikan drumbreat included?

Patricia Thomas
March 2, 2014

WOW, WOW, & WOW! The dancers, the singers, the musicians, the SETS!!!!!!

What a beautiful, stupendous, different, fresh, performance on PBS my husband and I watched last night. It was designed to get your heartbeat up and keep on beating til the end. We both stood up at the finale and whistled and clapped. Come to Virginia in USA soon!!!!!

Mrs. Jimmie Aranda
March 6, 2014

My 89-year-old housebound husband loved your show on PBS. When will I be able to get him a DVD??? Now I just have a recording that is about half PBS ads!

Mr. William Terry
March 17, 2014

Where can I purchase a DVD of Heartbeat of Home?

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