It has been announced that West End actress Sophie Evans will star as Erin the Goddess in Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the Playhouse Theatre. Evans will share the role with Rachael O’Connor.
The role of the Lord of the Dance will be played by James Keegan, Morgan Comer and brothers Cathal and Fergal Keaney, who have all been hand-picked and directed by Michael Flatley. All four have won multiple World Irish Dancing Championship titles.
Evans was runner-up on the hugely popular BBC series Over the Rainbow in 2010. She went on to alternate Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium before taking over full time. She recently starred in You Won't Succeed on Broadway If You Don't Have Any Jews at St. James Theatre.
O’Connor was the last girl standing in Kylie Minogue’s team on series three of The Voice UK on BBC One. She made her West End debut in Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the London Palladium in 2014.
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games runs at the Playhouse Theatre between 10th October 2015 and 3rd January 2016.