by David Bolger

BACK IN TOWN was inspired by the lyrics and music of the rock icon Phil Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy.

Vibrant teenagers with club culture attitudes hit the stage and are spring-boarded back to summertime in 1970s Dublin in this “spectacular dance show” (The Irish Times).  Inspired by folklore and adventure, they move through personal tales of love and loss – following compulsive journeys that end in the hard-edged realities of emigration as the pressing problems of unemployment at home seals their fates.


Choreographer David Bolger
Music Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy
Lighting Designer Mark Waldron 
Costume Designer Helen McCusker
Original Cast David Bolger, Ella Clarke, James Hosty, Simone Litchfield, Jenny Roche, Karl Sullivan
Hair and Make-up Designer Val Sherlock


Past Performances

9-14 June 1997 | Samuel Beckett Centre | Dublin, Ireland
Other Performances
16 June 1997 | Backstage Theatre | Longford, Ireland
22 June 1997 | Danlann an Chlair | Ennis, Ireland
3 July 1997 | Garter Lane Arts Centre | Waterford, Ireland
10 July 1997 | Scottish Youth Dance Festival | Renfrew, UK



“It ranges from poignant passion to comic hilarity, mixed with the chaos of dance floor aggression” The Examiner

“Words fail in the face of this astonishing biography…bringing the era, the man and memories to life…it all remains long after the show is over” Hot Press