AN AWARD-WINNING play which tells an evocative story of lost love and opportunity is coming to Buxton Opera House.
Dancing at Lughnasa will be performed at the Water Street venue on Sunday March 27, at 7.30pm.
It’s summer 1936. In a cottage in the remote Irish village of Ballybeg, at the foot of Donegal hills, the five Mundy sisters live a simple life with seven-year-old Michael and a wireless set. Their brother Jack, a missionary priest has just returned home.
Years later the grown ups look back at that fateful summer when the knockings of change finally caught up the Mundy family. See the sisters laugh, cry and dance in their boots in the foothills of Ballybeg fighting the forces of change in the only way they can as the dusk sets on the life they once knew.
The play paints a vivid and life-affirming portrait of these brave women following their loss of love and opportunity played out against the echoes of the 20th century with a dark humour, raw energy and tenderness.
Premiered in 1990, Dancing at Lughnasa has previously been produced in the West End and on Broadway, winning an Olivier and three Tony awards. It was also made into an award-winning film starring Meryl Streep and Michael Gambon.
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £13. Call the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.