Ballet is not everybody's cup of tea, but let's be honest - most people who turn their noses up at ballet have never actually been to see a production of any kind, let alone something as spectacular as Swan Lake!
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake comes to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre next week. It opens on Tuesday, February 25th. And if you want to see a display of strength, agility, athleticism, and artistry at the highest level, you could do worse than taking a look at this particular production.
So, in the interests of exploring the challenges of performing ballet at this level, we've decided to send two men along to the gala opening next week.
Both know a thing or two about athleticism. Both have achieved great things in their particular disciplines at the highest level. Both have agreed to learn a thing or two from each other coming, as they do, from very different perspectives.
Our first reviewer is Stephen Brennan, education officer at Ballet Ireland, and our second reviewer is none other than former Irish rugby international, Neil Francis...
For more information about the forthcoming production of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, visit www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie. The performances run from Tuesday, February 25th until Saturday, March 1st.
We got some great reaction to the interview today, including this amazing caricature, sent in to us from a very quick-thinking listener, Niall O'Loughlin!
For more information about Niall's work, visit www.caricatures.ie , on Twitter or on Facebook.