Letterkenny - 2018
From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre makers comes a magical adaptation of one of the most famous of all story ballets; Swan Lake.
An extraordinary adaptation of the beloved classic. Soaring dance, boundary-busting theatre and song combine with live Irish folk music with a Nordic noir twist.
tough yet beguilingly poetic.
★★★★½ A Swan Lake set in Ireland that is tough yet beguilingly poetic.
A Paean to the Power of Love
Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Swan Lake is unsparingly black in so many ways, starting with its indelible image of a near-naked, bleating man tethered to a block of concrete. The people in this midlands Irish community are damaged, the humour plentiful but grim, and the prospects grimmer.
This version of Swan Lake is a tragic Irish tale of a sad young man dragged down by melancholy. His father has died and his mother, from her wheelchair, is trying desperately to get him married.