Riverdance leaps into the record books

BOSSES at Ipswich's Regent theatre were today celebrating the venue's biggest ever week long show. Riverdance - which opened at the 1,650-seat venue on Monday - sold more than 12,000 tickets, breaking box office records.

BOSSES at Ipswich's Regent theatre were today celebrating the venue's biggest ever week long show.

Riverdance - which opened at the 1,650-seat venue on Monday - sold more than 12,000 tickets, breaking box office records.

Ipswich Borough Councillor Judy Terry who has responsibility for arts, culture and leisure said: “It's wonderful news that Riverdance has become the Regent Theatre's biggest ever week long show, it's quite an achievement to sell over 12,000 tickets in a single week.

“The production was truly remarkable and featured some extraordinarily talented artists - it was a privilege to have them here in Ipswich.

“It's amazing to think that the production was first performed 13 years ago and judging from the standing ovations Riverdance received in Ipswich, it's success continues to flourish and the company, both dancers and musicians, are fine role models for our own young people. They are evidence of how hard work over many, many, years hones talent into magical performances."

Theatre manager David Mansfield said: “It's always a fantastic atmosphere in the theatre when a show sells out, so to have eight shows in a row all sold out gives the entire theatre a real buzz.

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“The Riverdance production team made the show work really well in Ipswich - it was a superb theatrical experience which our audiences really enjoyed.”

The show closes tonight .