The Lock In Dance Show Tour Dates

A clash of dance cultures set in an old English pub with live music by BBC Radio 2 award-winning folk powerhouse The Demon Barbers.

The show, the brainchild of award-winning folk band The Demon Barbers, sees a group of street dancers arrive at an apparently deserted pub. Local rumour has it that The Fighting Cocks is the place to be ‘after hours’ but as the regulars arrive a clash of cultures turns into a dance floor stand-off.

The skill, speed and athleticism of the dancers on both sides soon wins the others over as the old and new are brought together in an exciting and dynamic dance-off. Sword dances are performed with snooker-cues, pub bouncers dance the Morris and B-boys flirt with clog girls. Meanwhile house band The Demon Barbers takes English Folk music on a new journey with friends Hip Hop, House, Funk and Ska and even says hello to Burlesque and Drum & Bass along the way!

The Lock In promises to do for English folk dance what Riverdance did for Irish dance and Diversity did for street dance, bringing some lesser known forms of dance into the mainstream. Fast-paced and innovative, the show brings together some of the UK’s top clog, sword and Morris dancers with their counterparts from the worlds of B-boying, popping & krump.

‘A full-on show of such blazing energy and joyous ingenuity you scarcely ponder on the apparent madness of trying to marry folk dance and hip hop’

The Independent

‘The Lock In is infectious and gets under your skin to the extent you stop analysing and start just enjoying. Certainly the best night out in town’

The Lock In Dance Show tour dates listed on since Jul 2016.

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Past Events

Here are the most recent UK tour dates we had listed for The Lock In Dance Show. Were you there?

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    London, Stanley Halls
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    Basingstoke, The Haymarket
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    Cambridge, Cambridge Junction
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    Bury, The Met
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    Gateshead, Sage Gateshead
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    Norwich, Norwich Playhouse
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    Barnsley, The Civic, Barnsley
  • The Lock In 'Christmas Carol' The Lock In Dance Show
    Solihull, The Core Theatre
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    Peterborough, Key Theatre
  • The Lock In 'Christmas Carol' The Lock In Dance Show
    Congleton, Clonter Opera Theatre
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