Essence of Ireland song and dance show at Buxton Opera House

Hit show The Essence of Ireland is coming to Buxton Opera House.
Hit show The Essence of Ireland is coming to Buxton Opera House.

Irish songs and dance flesh out a compelling love story which will be staged in Buxton.

Irish songs and dance flesh out a compelling love story which will be staged in Buxton.

Essence of Ireland contains classics such as Galway Girl, Emigrant Eyes, Tell me Ma and Irish Rover.

The show, which arrives at the Opera House on Friday, April 3, is set against the backdrop of Ireland, England and America in the 19th century.

Essence of Ireland tells the story of love, joy, happiness and heartache endured by Coro McGowen and Sean Dempsey as they are separated by emigration from each other and their beloved Ireland.

As the story moves across to England and then on to America, the show takes you on a journey through many historical events including America’s introduction to rock and roll; and John F Kennedy’s historic presidential visit to Ireland in 1963.

Creative director Ged Graham said: “Our show is guaranteed to entertain and move audiences young and old, whether through our hard hitting story or through our quality music and dance extravaganza!”

Essence of Ireland has a world class and multinational ensemble all of whom are immensely proud of their Irish heritage and deep seated roots; giving a huge weight to the production’s strong sense of place and Irish identity.

Tickets £22.50. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk