Wallflowering – prize dancers now out of step with reality

Backstage Theatre will play host to a smash hit Australian ballroom dancing comedy Wallflowering where two women hilariously play an entourage of characters at a speed dating evening.   The show has gone down a storm with both critics and audiences alike. Wallflowering received glowing reviews when first staged last summer.   Directed by David Horan and Muirne Bloomer of Coiscéim Dance Company, Wallflowering is a compassionate comedy celebrating the courage and beauty in those who dare to live their own truth, no matter how ordinary that truth might appear and is an honest yet hopeful tale of modern love.   In the play we meet Cliff and Peg Small and their quick-stepping, fox-trotting, tango-twisting younger selves in a fabulous fusion of dance and theatre. These one time prize-winning ballroom dancers now find themselves out of step with one another and the changing values of the world around them.   Wallflowering is an intelligent, romantic fable, an honest yet hopeful tale of modern love that shows it’s possible for two people to stay in step with each other despite dancing to very different rhythms.   Wallflowering is staged at Backstage Theatre, Longford, on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th of May at 8.30 pm. Tickets are priced €16 and €13. Contact (043) 47888 or email the box office at boxoffice@backstage.ie