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Dancing At The

Ballroom of Romance

by Michael Scott

A new theatre piece about dancing, lonliness and farmers from the hills.

“The mirror ball will twinkle overhead, bringing to life the dreams and memories of those dancing days.”

The play will take place in the Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne, which was called by its owner The Ballroom of Romance. The theatre piece hopes to draw from this wellspring of history and memory to honour the spirit of the Ballroom days.

This production will see a local cast of over 40 community actors team up with a core of professional talent that includes Mary McEvoy (Glenroe), Sinead Murphy & David O’Meara.

The audience who attend this performance will not be merely spectators. They will be asked to dress in period clothing and will be encouraged to dance. Their participation will play a vital part in recreating the atmosphere of those dancing days now past.

REMEMBER, proper decorum should be observed when entering the ballroom:

Men should wear a shirt tie and jacket.

No trainers or wellington boots Allowed.

Women’s dresses should be below the knee.

Men will be seated to the right.

Women will be seated to the left.

Men are expected to ask Women to dance.

There will be Waltzes, Foxtrots & Quicksteps.

A version of the show was also created in the old hall in RAMELTON in North Donegal for the Errigal Festival in 2009

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