Choreographer David Bolger holds up a looking glass to reflect the myriad of images he can create, give form to, and re-shape to express the magical elasticity of movement. Through a process of honing, layering, adding and subtracting, he moulds his performers in and out of frames, with chameleon-like ease, to recreate the spirit of vaudeville, burlesque, clowning, technological inventions, the absurdities of human intelligence, the emotional impact of change, the psychology of colour, whilst the pendulum swings backwards and forwards through time. His mood is upbeat, quirky, comical and exuberant. DISH OF THE DAY gives a new interpretation to George Bernard Shaw’s famous quote on dancing being “a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire”.

Choreographer David Bolger
Composer Bell Helicopter
Lighting Designer Lucy Carter
Sound Designer Bell Helicopter
Costume Designer Helen McCusker
Original Cast Ella Clarke, Justine Doswell, James Hosty Eric Lacey, Liz Roche
Subsquent Cast Members Jenny Roche


Past Performances

16-26 Jun 1999 | Samuel Beckett Theatre | Dublin, Ireland
Other Performances
15-16 Oct 1999 | Backstage Theatre | Longford, Ireland
19-20 Oct 1999 | Belltable Arts Centre | Limerick, Ireland
23 Oct 1999 | An Grianán Theatre | Letterkenny, Ireland
26 Oct 1999 | Siamsa Tíre | Tralee, Ireland
28 Oct 1999 | Town Hall Theatre | Galway, Ireland



Irish Independent – “Dish of the Day is sexy, original, life-affirming, funny…”
The Sunday Tribune – “Partly theatrical, wholly physical and humourously inventive, Dish of the Day marks a departure for the choreographer as he creates an extravagant work, devoid of binding narrative but full of personality”
The Irish Times – “The audience loved it and so did I”
WOW.IE – “David Bolger is on a winning streak. This new show shows this bright young choreographer in top form with an irresistible ensemble of dancers and a dance work that is a magical blend of dance and theatre”