West End première of a major new show from the creative team behind the London Olympics closing ceremony and world tours by Madonna and Take That.
Glen Leddy for Roots of Ireland Touring Ltd presents Seasons of Love – Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 21 November
Seasons of Love, a joyful, spectacular music and dance production poignantly portraying three love stories over the four seasons of the year and different stages of life, will get its world premiere in the West End at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Sunday 1 March, 2015.
Present day Ireland’s beautiful scenery is the backdrop to this modern artistic interpretation of love through the seasons. Seasons of Love is an exhilarating blend of original music and songs, thrilling choreography, spectacular video projections, body mapping and hi tech visuals as it celebrates the breathless thrill of youthful encounters, the heartrending sorrow of separation, mature love lost and rekindled, and the blissful exuberance of an Irish wedding.
Seasons of Love is a show that will touch your heart and inspire your soul – whatever your age.
Cast to be announced
Gareth Walker (Director & Choreographer) worked on the 2012 closing ceremony for the London Olympics and Paralympics, where he was the Associate Director. He assisted Kim Gavin on Take That’s The Ultimate Tour, Beautiful World and Circus tours. He choreographed The Brit Awards and many artist’s tours including Mika’s stadium tour, the STEPS reunion stadium tour and directed and choreographed the sold out Here Come The Girls, starring Lulu, Anastacia and Chaka Khan.
Brendan Larrissey (Composer) is a champion fiddle player and comes from Dundalk, County Louth. In the late 1970s and early 1980s traditional Irish music flourished in Dundalk and Brendan honed his musical skills in many sessions and fleadhs during that time. In 1985 Brendan joined his first band, Gael Force. He then played with Dolores Keane and John Faulkner, touring Europe and Ireland, and he also recorded with Dolores and her two aunts, Rita and Sara. In 1987 Brendan won the Senior Fiddle Championship and the following year he decided to become a full-time musician. In 1988 Brendan was a founding member of the award-winning band Arcady, which led to him touring worldwide. He was also involved in the albums A Woman’s Heart and Trad at Heart. He has recorded two solo fiddle albums, A Flick of the Wrist and Up the Moy Road. He has been involved with organising the first International Fiddle Festival in Ireland, runs his own fiddle school in Galway and has taught many All-Ireland champions.
Mark Cunniffe (Designer) Is one of the most creative and innovative lighting and production designers working in international events and touring. He is currently Lighting and Production Designer for Brit nominee Ed Sheeran. Other stars he’s designed for include Stevie Wonder, Sir Tom Jones, David Bowie, Bryan Adams, AC/DC and REM. For Madonna’s MDNA world tour, he worked closely with the artist as her Lighting Director, taking the award winning show from rehearsals in New York, to a sold out tour playing four continents. He was the Lighting Director on Michael Jackson’s This Is It O2 production before the star’s untimely death.
Mark Leddy (Songs) is lead singer with the group Friends Of Emmet (F.O.E), who have been writing,recording & touring for the past three years.Originally from Dublin, they are now based in Los Angeles. FOE released their debut album State Of Mind in March 2014. Several tracks from the album have already been licensed to major TV dramas in the UK and the US.
Director & Choreographer Gareth Walker, Developed & Composed by Brendan Larrissey, Designer Mark Cunniffe, Songs Mark Leddy, Visual content CS Media and Producer Martin Flitton
Tickets on sale from Friday 21st November 2014
SEASONS OF LOVE
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Sunday 1 March, 2015 at 7.00pm
Tickets £27.50 – £37.50
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult
Ticket link and number
www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051
Friday 21st November 2014