Monday, August 29, 2011

Dancing Shoes - The George Best Story


Dancing Shoes is a musical about the late, great footballer George Best. Telling the story of his childhood in Northern Ireland, his controversial career with Manchester United, and his troubled later life, this lively musical is full of catchy songs and great characters.

The show starts a little slowly, but that's alright - it's just taking its time to properly introduce Best. Perhaps due to being inspired by real-life events Dancing Shoes has a very believable and engaging story to tell. (It's a tribute to the Manchester United of the late '60s that many of the players' names are still well-known.) It's also pretty funny, particularly during the second act.

The show runs for about 130 minutes plus an interval of 20 minutes. I really wasn't sure what to expect from Dancing Shoes - I was pleasantly surprised.

Dancing Shoes is on until Saturday 3rd September. Times: Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 pm, Friday 5:30 pm & 8:30 pm, Saturday 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm. Tickets priced from €20 to €50, with all seats for the early Friday show good value at just €20.

3 comments:

  1. Must have been a show of two halves – cos the only half we saw was terrible – as we were leaving at the break my partner said “four minutes in I knew we wouldn’t make the end”. Can’t ever remember leaving a show early but this was too much to bear - sound, set, dancing and dialogue just awful…sorry

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  2. Yikes! Thanks for comment, it's good to get an alternative view. I agree the opening wasn't strong - as you say, a show of two halves, and unfortunately the second half was much the better of the two.

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  3. The show was simply fantastic. A very profound story delivered with engaging style humour and compassion. I truly enjoyed it and the venue is a national treasure.

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