Swing – A toe tapping, heart-warming Irish Gem of a Show

This delightful hit production from Ireland, comes to us fresh from success in New York, Paris and Edinburgh. Swing is a heart-warming romantic comedy about being brave, trying your best and thinking outside the box.

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.

The brilliant Irish cast portray a colourful array of characters, both hilariously funny and heartbreakingly real. With its rousing finale, Swing is all about living as well as you can and ‘giving it a lash’ …with rock and roll music.

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

Recommended for ages 12+.

Premium: $59
Adult: $49
Conc/Group 8+: $44
Under 30s: $29
Family of 4: $116
School Groups 8+: $23

(Under 30s tickets not available online. Single tickets booked online or by phone incur a $6.80 fee per transaction.)

Performance Times
General Public:
Thu 5 May, 6.30pm
Fri 6 May, 7.30pm
Sat 7 May, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun 8 May, 5pm

Post-show Q&A:
Thu 5 May, 6.30pm

Running Time
1 hr (no interval)

Tickets On Sale
Available Now


Merrigong Talking Point: Swing
Saturday 7 May 5pm

• “Funny, touching and beautifully performed.” – The Times (UK)

• Critics’ Pick ★★★★★ – The New York Times

• “Funny, inspirational and heart-warming…” ★★★★★ – The Scotsman

• “A treat of a show, go on, go on, go on – just go.” ★★★★★ – Herald Scotland

• “Funny, warm, and well produced, with a rousing finale that’s enough to make you kick up your own heels.” ★★★★★ – Irish Theatre Magazine

• “Moran and Blount create endearing visions of stalled lives in a whirl of possibility…” ★★★★ – Irish Times

• “There’s a real sweetness to this comedy. Give it a whirl.” ★★★★ – The Sunday Times (UK)

• “A hilarious script… If you haven’t danced before, this will make you ask why.” ★★★★ – Irish Daily Mail

• “Try Swing. You’d really be an eejit not to.” ★★★★ – Broadway Baby