Direct from the West End and after two sell-out tours of the UK and Ireland, Fairytale of New York is continuing its partnership with Tourism Ireland and is back with an even bigger production for 2023.
The ultimate feel-good Irish-inspired Christmas show is brought to you by the producers of Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners and features an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers. Fairytale of New York brings you all of your favourite Christmas songs, including Driving Home for Christmas, White Christmas, Oh Holy Night, A Winter’s Tale, Silent Night and of course The Fairytale of New York.
Just when you think the party couldn’t get any better, this world class Christmas show also features some of the greatest Irish singalong songs of all time, including The Galway Girl, The Irish Rover, Danny Boy, Dirty Old Town and The Black Velvet Band, ensuring people of all ages will be singing, laughing and dancing in the aisles.
Set in Central Park, New York on Christmas Eve, Fairytale of New York’s musical content is punctuated throughout with a celebratory dose of hard-shoe Irish dancing popularised in the UK via Riverdance, as well as soft-shoe dance. There’s contemporary jazz and pop numbers, too, all of it in the capable hands (and feet) of a cast of eleven dancers, musicians and singers.
The 2023 tour will feature two casts touring simultaneously, performing no fewer than 85 shows to meet phenomenal demand. Beginning in Southport on 31st October and ending in Derry on 22nd December, the tour also includes a prestigious date at London’s Dominion Theatre on 3rd December.
The show’s creator Ged Graham conceived the idea during lockdown, when pondering what do you see at the theatre at Christmas when the kids have outgrown panto? His solution was Fairytale of New York, with the star of the show being the show itself. After launching Fairytale of New York in October 2021, Graham quickly realised he had a hit on his hands, with all tour dates in 2021 and 2022 selling-out.
The 2023 tour is now set to build on the show’s incredible success, with advance ticket sales so strong that several venues have already sold-out, with many others about to follow suit.
The tour comes to York Opera House on 14th November, Hull City Hall on 2nd December, St George’s Hall in Bradford on 6th December and Sheffield City Hall on 8th December.