A CHRISTMAS feel-good show is embarking on a huge UK tour, including a stop in Darlington.

From the producers of the internationally acclaimed Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners comes a new show, Fairytale of New York, the ultimate Irish-inspired Christmas show in partnership with Tourism Ireland.

Featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers Fairytale of New York will bring to life some toe-tapping Christmas songs including: Driving Home for Christmas, White Christmas, Oh Holy Night, Winter’s Tale, Silent Night and of course The Fairytale of New York.

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Darlington and Stockton Times: Fairytale of New York celebrates all things Irish (Picture: Prestige Productions/Chameleon Music Marketing)Fairytale of New York celebrates all things Irish (Picture: Prestige Productions/Chameleon Music Marketing)

The show will have a distinct Irish feel to it and will include some sing-along songs including Galway Girl, The Irish Rover, Dirty Old Town, and Wagon Wheel.

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Creator and co-producer of the show, Ged Graham, said: “This show will definitely get you in the mood for Christmas.

“You don’t have to love Irish music to love this show. It’s universal feel-good music.

“70 million people around the world claim Irish heritage so you don’t have to live in Ireland to love the music and culture.

“We started rehearsing in Wales in July and we can’t wait to hit the road and spread some festive cheer round the UK.

“Having the support of Tourism Ireland is very validating. We want to showcase what Ireland has to offer."

The tour kicks off at Darlington Hippodrome on Monday November 8.

Tickets are available by clicking here.

There are 33 performances lined up throughout November and December.

If you can't make Monday's performance in Darlington, the cast will be returning to the North East on Wednesday December 8 at Middlesbrough Town Hall.


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