Charming, poignant, and intriguing, ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ is about five Donegal sisters making ends meet before the start of World War II. Told through the eyes of 7-year-old Michael, the family struggles with religion, honour, and what it means to be a woman in a changing world. The story, touching and honest in emotions and character portrayal, explores the complex nature of relationships and survival. In this particular production Kate’s (Suzanne Dance) and Rose’s (Annabel Logan) convincing performances especially steal the show. Set in a beautiful garden, the show is hard to hear at times and is subject to weather conditions, so make note to bring a blanket and umbrella. Though a bit too long, this story will nonetheless dance its way into your heart.
Duddingston Kirk Manse Garden, 8-26 Aug (not 13, 14, 20, 21), 7.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ana-Claudia Magaña]