This May, the Abbey Theatre presents Swing, a show about dancing, love, and music, featuring rock ‘n’ roll that will make you just want to dance.
Winner of the Little Gem Award at the 2013 Dublin Fringe Festival, the play is produced by Fishamble: The New Play Company, and is written by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran.
Swing tells the story of the blossoming relationship between May, played by Janet Moran, and Joe, played by Steve Blount, as they fumble their way through romantic dilemmas, career issues, life choices and dance steps.
For the past 25 years, Fishamble: The New Theatre Company has produced a total of 131 plays that have been written by writers such as Maeve Binchy, Colum McCann and Sebastian Barry, as well as new writers, including Marina Carr and Mark O’Rowe, whose first plays were produced by Fishamble. The production company has brought its plays to audiences throughout Ireland and around the world and was the first Irish company to win two consecutive Fringe Firsts at Edinburgh in 2011 and 2012.
Steve Blount’s work on the Abbey stage includes Only an Apple, Tarry Flynn and The Wild Duck. He has also starred in many television and film productions including Game of Thrones, The Clinic and Breakfast on Pluto. Janet Moran’s previous work at the Abbey includes Translations, No Romance and Communion. She has worked on many television and film productions including Love-Hate, Fair City and The Butcher Boy.
Swing runs from Monday 26th May to Saturday 31st May on The Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre. Performances start at 8pm and there is a post-show talk on Wednesday 28th May. Tickets are priced at €22 (full price) and may be reserved online.
The Peacock Theatre
26, Lower Abbey Street
Tel: 01 878 7222
Lead image via Dublin Dance Festival website; © Patrick Redmond