Absolutely Legless

Bringing Ireland to Scotland was the wonderful Absolutely Legless in their show of Irish music and dance. Performing to the stunning sound of a live traditional band, Absolutely Legless charmed their audience with a repertoire of traditional dance and original choreography.

It was great to see such a healthy age range of performers and every one of them seemed to love what they were doing. Complete with traditional dress for dances such as ‘Phoenix’, they captured the spirit of Ireland in a balance of tradition and innovation. Clearly catering for all levels of skill, it wasn’t always perfect but it was near enough. This was impressive with a group as large as theirs. Some of the more obviously competent dancers treated us to incredible solos, showcasing the speed and talent it takes to perform Irish dancing in routines where their feet practically didn’t touch the ground.

Although the rhythmic steps of the unaccompanied dances were fantastic, the live band was a joy and made it impossible not to tap along to the lively beat, bringing to life the traditional essence of the dance. Adding some variation to the show were musical inserts by the band leader Sean, as he sang ‘Water is White’ and ‘Hardtimes’ which, although not Irish, brought their own sense of soul to the stage. The singing was fine, but it was the instrumentals which made these songs and I was a little disappointed not to hear more from just the band. It was a great show which made you smile as you couldn’t help but dance and sing along. Thank you Absolutely Legless for showing how important it is to keep traditions alive in a superb group effort.

Since you’re here…

… we have a small favour to ask. We don't want your money to support a hack's bar bill at Abattoir, but if you have a pound or two spare, we really encourage you to support a good cause. If this review has either helped you discover a gem or avoid a turkey, consider doing some good that will really make a difference.

You can donate to the charity of your choice, but if you're looking for inspiration, there are three charities we really like.

Mama Biashara
Kate Copstick’s charity, Mama Biashara, works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. They give grants to set up small, sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security. That five quid you spend on a large glass of House White? They can save someone’s life with that. And the money for a pair of Air Jordans? Will take four women and their fifteen children away from a man who is raping them and into a new life with a moneymaking business for Mum and happiness for the kids.
Donate to Mama Biashara now

Theatre MAD
The Make A Difference Trust fights HIV & AIDS one stage at a time. Their UK and International grant-making strategy is based on five criteria that raise awareness, educate, and provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society. A host of fundraising events, including Bucket Collections, Late Night Cabarets, West End Eurovision, West End Bares and A West End Christmas continue to raise funds for projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Donate to Theatre MAD now

Acting For Others
Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. During the COVID-19 crisis Acting for Others have raised over £1.7m to support theatre workers affected by the pandemic.
Donate to Acting For Others now

Performances

The Blurb

Bringing Irish traditional music, song and dance alive, this high energy show of Irish rhythms, reels and song, guarantees to entertain audiences of all ages, promising to have you clapping and toe-tapping the whole way through. www.absolutelylegless.co.uk.

Most Popular See More

Grease the Musical

From £20.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Dear Evan Hansen

From £30.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Mamma Mia!

From £18.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Cinderella The Musical

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Pretty Woman: The Musical

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

The Book of Mormon

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets