“Rat tat tat tata dum diddli dee dum dum dumb…LOUDER! Don’t be afraid of that floor!”

From the confines of every parochial hall in Ireland, Irish dancing champions are churned out at a massive rate. Medals and cups build up in drawing rooms and Riverdance swells a national pride, but the public aren’t privy to the blood sweat and tears that pave the way to the first place podium. For two sisters in Dublin, Irish dancing is everything and nothing.

Margaret Mc Auliffe (Digging for Fire, Jezebel) examines the importance of coming first and why it matters.

Please note lunch is not included with lunchtime shows.

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

Photo credit: George Carter / Donal Mulligan.