Swing by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran

An international hit from New York, Paris and Edinburgh. A comedy about dancing and music and love and not settling and feeling like an eejit and being brave and having doubts and trying your best and trying new things and thinking outside the box and seeing things clearly and living as well as you can and giving it a lash. With rock and roll music. It’ll make you want to dance.

Arthur Riordan and Gene Rooney in SWING









Written by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran
Directed by Peter Daly
Cast Arthur Riordan and Gene Rooney
Produced by Eva Scanlan
Lighting by Mark Galione
Sound by Ivan Birthistle
Stage Manager Marella Boschi


Press Reaction:


‘a production of the forward-thinking company Fishamble.. winning.. charming.. you want to join them on the floor’ CRITICS’ PICK  five stars New York Times

‘Funny, inspirational and heart-warming.. big Fringe hit.’ five stars The Scotsman

‘A treat of a show, go on, go on, go on – just go.’  five stars Herald Scotland

‘Funny, warm, and well produced, with a rousing finale that’s enough to make you kick up your own heels’ five stars Irish Theatre Magazine

‘Got lots of heart..wistful, unsentimental… feels completely true’ four stars The Guardian

‘There’s a real sweetness to this comedy. Give it a whirl.’  four stars  Sunday Times

‘A hilarious script.. If you haven’t danced before, this will make you ask why.’four stars Irish Daily Mail

‘Try Swing. You’d really be an eejit not to.’ four starsBroadway Baby

Past Touring

Swing 2016

22 March: Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
23 March: Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
24 March: Glór, Ennis
26 March: Belltable, Limerick
29 March: axis, Ballymun
30 March: Roscommon Arts Centre
31 March: Draíocht, Blanchardstown
1 April: Town Hall Theatre, Galway
2 April: Nenagh Arts Centre

International Tour 2016, supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

ENGLAND– presented by house
5 Apr: Theatre Royal, Margate
6 Apr: Roxburgh Theatre, Stowe
7 Apr: Fisher Theatre, Bungay
8 Apr: Farnham Maltings
9 Apr: Phoenix Arts, Bordon
12 Apr: Leighton Buzzard Theatre
13 Apr: South Street, Reading
14 Apr: The Hat Factory, Luton
15 Apr: The Place, Bedford
16 Apr: The Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
18 Apr: Chipping Norton Theatre
20 Apr: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
21 Apr: The Point, Eastleigh
22 Apr: Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
23 Apr: Bridport Arts Centre

26-30 Apr: Theatr Clwyd, Mold

AUSTRALIA – presented by Merrigong Theatre Company

5-8 May: Illawarra Performing Centre, Wollongong
11-14 May: Street Theatre, Canberra
19 May: Mittagong Playhouse
21 May: Cessnock Arts Centre
24 May: Montrose Town Centre
25 May: The Memo, Healesville
27-29 May: Brisbane Powerhouse
31 May: Shoalhaven Arts Centre
2 June: Wagga Wagga Theatre
4 June: Mandurah Arts Centre

Swing 2015

1st – 5th Sept: Pavilion Theatre, Dún laoghaire
10th – 13th Sept: Christchurch Arts Festival, New Zealand
16th – 20th Sept: Auckland Live, New Zealand

Swing 2014

23rd April – 18th May: Irish Arts Center, New York
22nd – 23rd May: Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
26th – 31st May: Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, Dublin Dance Festival
2nd-21st June: Bewley’s Cafe Theatre
13th-14th June: Draíocht, Blanchardstown
20th-21st June: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
24th June: The Dock, Carrick on Shannon
25th June: The Linenhall, Castlebar
26th June: The Source Arts Centre, Thurles
28th June: Backstage, Longford
1st July: Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
2nd-3rd July: Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
5th July: Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr
8th-9th July: Clonmel Junction Festival
10th July: Friar’s Gate, Kilmallock
11th July: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
12th July: Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
16th July: Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
17th July: Roscommon Arts Centre
19th-20th July: Earagail Arts Festival
22nd July: Garage Theatre, Monaghan
24th-26th July: Wexford Arts Centre
1st-24th August: Dance Base, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
19th September: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

Developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018

Supported By

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Fundraising Fellowship Dublin . Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.