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A Production by Fishamble: The New Play Company

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse in association with Merrigong Theatre Company

Fresh from Dublin, New York, Paris and Edinburgh this international hit will make you want to dance.

A heart-warming romantic comedy about being brave, trying your best and thinking outside the box, Swing follows May and Joe over the period of one year at swing dancing classes.

Joe is a divorced father seeking a new job after losing his business during Ireland’s recession. May is a graphic artist who is looking to fill in time while her boyfriend is away. They meet at an evening dance class, and begin to fumble their way through the dance steps, romantic dilemmas, career problems and life choices.

Filled with lots of heart, laughter, rock ’n’ roll music and great swing dancing, don’t miss this award-winning critically acclaimed show.

WINNER Bewley’s Little Gem Award, Dublin Fringe Festival 2013

NOMINEE Best Male and Female Performer, Dublin Fringe Festival 2013

Swing is supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.



Moran and Blount create endearing visions of stalled lives in a whirl of possibility and, with elegant guidance, Daly lets them dance like angels. ★★★★

Irish Times

A production of the forward-thinking company Fishamble.. winning.. charming.. you want to join them on the floor. ★★★★★

New York Times

Funny, inspirational and heart-warming.. big Fringe hit. ★★★★★

The Scotsman

Funny, warm, and well produced, with a rousing finale that’s enough to make you kick up your own heels. ★★★★

Irish Theatre Magazine

A treat of a show, go on, go on, go on - just go. ★★★★★

Herald Scotland

A hilarious script.. If you haven’t danced before, this will make you ask why. ★★★★

Irish Daily Mail

More Info

By Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran
Directed by Peter Daly
Lighting designed by Mark Galione
Sound designed by Ivan Birthistle



About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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