Tue 13 May 2014
"Dazzling" "Poignant" "Epic" - The New York Times on Swing
Currently running at the Irish Arts Centre in New York to rave reviews, the fabulous Swing will come to the Peacock Stage of the Abbey Theatre for 6 nights in a row!
Extract from Andy Webster's review of Fishamble's production of Swing at the Irish Arts Centre in New York:
"Steve Blount and Janet Moran inhabit Swing, a production of the forward-thinking company Fishamble. The play introduces us to an evening class that is as much a spot for lonely-hearts as it is for aspiring hoofers. Two smarmy instructors lead the students, who include a gay man, a haughty female elitist, an agitated male novice and a high-strung working-class woman. (The roles switch with the refrain “Change partner.”)
We also meet Joe and May. He’s a divorced father seeking a new career in horticulture since his printing job went belly up. She’s a graphic artist and would-be portraitist stuck with a boring boyfriend who’s away in Peru on business. Their bond — the script was written by the actors, with Gavin Kostick and Peter Daly, who directed — grows fitfully, organically. And when the rumpled Joe and the tentative May find their groove rocking to an old R&B number, you want to join them on the floor."
This utterly charming show about dancing, music and love, will warm your heart and make you want to dance!
Abbey Theatre - Peacock Stage, Mon 26 - Sat 31, 8pm